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LabView opinion

  1. Jan 16, 2008 #1

    lisab

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    I'd like to know this group's opinion on LabView. Our lab uses it and I have an opportunity to learn how to use it for data acquisition.

    What are the good / bad points? Is it widely used?

    I used to do a bit of programming (C, VB), but that was many years ago.
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2008 #2

    Dr Transport

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    The issue I have with it is that many programmers tend not to put enough expalaination in there codes to enable someone else to modify it later (but we can say that for all codes). My other issue is that it tends to look like spaghetti code when it gets long.

    We use it extensively in our labs and am very happy with it.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2008 #3

    lisab

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    Thanks!
     
  5. Jan 16, 2008 #4
    Labview is fantastic, but it tends to make you lazy because it makes a lot of things so easy :). If you can afford it - use it! But, as noted above, don't let it make you a sloppy experimentalist.
     
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