1 Learning LabVIEW for the First Time

1.1 INTRODUCTION

This chapter is written for version 6i of LabVIEW. If you do not have LabVIEW, and if the evaluation version of LabVIEW is not still with this book, you can get the free evaluation version (good for 30 days; programs cannot run for more than five minutes) or the real thing from National Instruments (www.ni.com or 1-800-IEEE-488).

If you know LabVIEW already and want to dive into DAQ now, skip this chapter except for Section 1.6, and go directly to Chapter 2 (for an overview of non-LabVIEW-related DAQ fundamentals) or Chapter 3, where working through Section 3.1.5 will hopefully get you a LabVIEW-DAQ connection.

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