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

Brent Gordon time-nuts at adobe-labs.com
Sun Jun 21 05:49:14 UTC 2015

You don't have to wait for the software to arrive if you don't mind 
downloading it.  The software you download is the same as the software 
National Instruments (NI) ships to their customers.  Without a serial 
number the software runs for 45 days.  When you activate the software, 
using your serial number, the software contacts NI's server which then 
activates whatever features you've purchased.

It is true that LabVIEW programs, in general, run on Mac, Windows, and 
Linux without any changes.  Some features are Windows only because they 
depend on Windows libraries, ActiveX for example.  Linux is not as well 
supported as Windows and Mac.  It only runs on certain distributions 
with an old 2.?? kernel.


On 6/20/2015 6:48 PM, Brooke Clarke wrote:
> Hi Dave:
> When I was working with LV you could run the program on a Mac, Windows
> or Unix without any changes.
> It's my understanding that's still true.
> Note the instruments that accept SCPI commands are pretty much
> interchangeable.  It's the "R2D2" commands that are model number specific.
> The software is coming via Fedex ground from Washington state so should
> be here in a few days, more then.
> Mail_Attachment --
> Have Fun,
> Brooke Clarke

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