[time-nuts] potential source for cheap copy of labview

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 20:34:46 EDT 2015


Well this looks interesting. You can download what appears to be the same
bundle for a free 45 day trial. Doing that at the moment.
Then there is the NI-Visa download and it has gpib.
Not sure what much of this means in reality. What drivers do they have to
get to the old clasical fat GPIB used on a hp5370 as an example.
I have messed with labview a few times and always seem to get tangled in
old operating systems and ISA cards and such. I do have the ethernet GPIB
controllers they had made but they stopped supporting those 10 years ago.

XXXX Note. The FAQ suggests running the 32 bit version even on a 64 bit
machine as many drivers are only 32 bits XXXX

Regards
Paul.
WB8TSL

On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 2:01 PM, Brooke Clarke <brooke at pacific.net> wrote:

> Hi Bob:
>
> That's exactly the question I had yesterday.  I was a certified LabView
> programmer and yesterday was thinking about having a local computer store
> making me a WIN 3.1 computer so I could run my old LV code and write some
> new code.  I may still do that, but for now I have the $50 LV Home Bundle
> on order.  Yes IEEE-488 is supported. For details and links see:
> http://www.prc68.com/I/LabVIEW.html
>
> PS the student bundle is about $30.
> Mail_Attachment --
> Have Fun,
>
> Brooke Clarke
> http://www.PRC68.com
> http://www.end2partygovernment.com/2012Issues.html
> http://www.prc68.com/I/DietNutrition.html
>
> Bob kb8tq wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> It is interesting as you go through the various student and home
>> versions, just how
>> hard it is to figure out what you are (and are not) buying in each case.
>> One example
>> would be the inclusion (or not) of GPIB capability. One would *assume*
>> it’s in there and
>> fully functional. At lest for me it’s a “must have” item on the check
>> list.
>>
>> If anybody comes across a deep dive on what is / is not in each package,
>> I’d
>> certainly like to see it.
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>  On Jun 19, 2015, at 1:40 PM, Eric Garner <garnere at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> National Instruments (and may other vendors of software) has apparently
>>> cottoned on to the fact that if they don't start catering to the "Maker"
>>> market (I hate that term) that they will get left behind. In that spirit
>>> they have released a non-commercial licence of labview.
>>>
>>> you can learn more about it here:
>>>
>>> https://www.labviewmakerhub.com/
>>>
>>> I mention it on this list since many of us would like to use labview in
>>> our
>>> home labs but haven't been willing to shell out for the exorbitant price.
>>> I'm currently using one of the  spare licences from work to to labview
>>> stuff at home, but i'd be willing to shell out the $49 to see what it got
>>> me. I'm sending this out in the spirit of information, I'd rather not
>>> have
>>> this devolve into the "labview sucks" sort of discussion that often comes
>>> up with it's mention.
>>>
>>> I haven't explored it much, but wanted to send it out.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> --Eric
>>> _________________________________________
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