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

Dave Daniel kc0wjn at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 13:48:21 UTC 2015

Thanks for that update. I hadn't looked on the Mathworks website in 
quite some time.  I looked again after seeing your post, and I see that 
a "home bundle" is once again available. This is what I have from 1999.

I have also used Octave, although not as much as I have used MatLab and 


On 6/20/2015 7:18 PM, Jim Lux wrote:
> On 6/20/15 3:03 PM, Dave Daniel wrote:
>> I wish the MathWorks would resume that practice. Back in the late 90s
>> they would sell one licenses for MatLab and SimuLink for an affordable
>> price if one singed an agreement that restricted one to personal
>> (specifically, non-commercial) use. My copy from back then is so old
>> that it won't run on Windows 7.
> Mathworks still does a variety of low cost licenses, including a $149 
> for Matlab "home" license + $45 for add on products. (not for 
> academic, commercial, govt, or organizational use)
> They also have a $49/$99 student license "in conjunction with 
> coursework at a degree granting institution".  I suppose that you 
> could sign up for a class at the local community college.(that's gone 
> up a lot with a bunch of added fees around here)
> The new matlab has drivers/simulink blocks to handle a lot of hobby 
> type hardware platforms (RPi, Arduino, LEGO Mindstorms NXT)
> One can also use Octave, which is very, very similar to Matlab (I go 
> back and forth between the two all the time).  Octave doesn't 
> necessarily have all the nice toolboxes that Matlab has. And, the 
> plotting is done differently (which is a significant issue, since a 
> lot of what I use matlab and octave for is generating nice looking 
> plots).
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