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LabVIEW for Everyone: Graphical Programming Made Easy and Fun, Third Edition by Jim Kring, Jeffrey Travis

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Chapter 8. LabVIEW’s Exciting Visual Displays: Charts and Graphs

Overview

LabVIEW’s charts and graphs let you display plots of data in a graphical form. Charts interactively plot data, appending new data to old so you can see the current value in the context of previous data, as the new data become available. Graphs plot pre-generated arrays of values in a more traditional fashion, without retaining previously-generated data. In this chapter, you will learn about charts and graphs, several ways to use them, and some of their special features. You will also learn about LabVIEW’s special intensity charts and graphs, 3D graphs, and digital waveform graph. Finally, you will take a look at the waveform data type, a useful LabVIEW representation for ...

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