11 Alternate Software for DAQ
Are you already familiar with another programming language, such as Microsoft Visual C++ or Microsoft Visual Basic? You may not want to use LabVIEW if this is the case. NI makes an excellent option to LabVIEW called LabWindows/CVI, which is based upon the C programming language. Measurement Studio is the name of NI’s product that includes LabWindows/ CVI, ComponentWorks (customized for Visual Basic), and ComponentWorks++ (customized for Visual C++). If you don’t want to buy Measurement Studio, you can access NI-DAQ functionality directly from most C compilers, or from any environment that can access DLLs. See Section 11.4 for further details.
LabWindows/CVI, or just CVI hereafter, ships as a ...