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LabVIEW™ for Data Acquisition by Bruce Mihura

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11 Alternate Software for DAQ

Are you already familiar with another programming language, such as Microsoft Visual C++ or Microsoft Visual Basic? You may not want to use LabVIEW if this is the case. NI makes an excellent option to LabVIEW called LabWindows/CVI, which is based upon the C programming language. Measurement Studio is the name of NI’s product that includes LabWindows/ CVI, ComponentWorks (customized for Visual Basic), and ComponentWorks++ (customized for Visual C++). If you don’t want to buy Measurement Studio, you can access NI-DAQ functionality directly from most C compilers, or from any environment that can access DLLs. See Section 11.4 for further details.

11.1 LABWlNDOWS/CVI

LabWindows/CVI, or just CVI hereafter, ships as a ...

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