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

Brent Gordon time-nuts at adobe-labs.com
Sat Jun 20 16:51:47 EDT 2015

Here's the National Instruments web page about the "Maker" (I also hate 
that term) version. <http://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213095>

It is the same as the $2999 Full version 
<http://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/212666> with the 
addition of the $2119 Control and Simulation Module and the $520 
MathScript RT module.

Other than the licensing terms, the only real difference is that it puts 
a watermark on the front panel and block diagram of every VI.

Every version of LabVIEW supports GPIB, you just have to download the 
driver disk.

Even though I've got the Full Developer suite, I'll probably buy this 
version just to play with Control and Simulation Module.

It's not really clear from the labviewmakerhub.com site or the ni.com 
site that you download LabVIEW from either of those two sites but pay 
for a license key at 

Brent Gordon
Certified LabVIEW Developer

On 6/19/2015 9:18 PM, 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
>> _________________________________________
>> Eric Garner

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