Alternatives to LabVIEW for all platforms with any license



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  • myOpenLab icon


    (Automatic translation, originally in German) MyOpenLab is a platform for finished elements (program components) that can be linked together. You can also MyOpenLab...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • PyLab_Works icon


    PyLab_Works is a free and open source replacement for LabView + MatLab, written in pure Python. PyLab_Works is a visual design package, much easier to learn and to...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The last update was on November 27th, 2011.
  • Parlay icon


    To provide a visual and script-based way to control and monitor embedded devices.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • Comedi

    Comedi is a collection of drivers for a variety of common data acquisition plug-in boards. The drivers are implemented as a core Linux kernel module providing common...

    Open Source Linux

  • itom icon


    itom is an open source software suite for operating measurement systems, laboratory automation and data evaluation. It uses Python as embedded scripting language and...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Lawson Labs icon

    Lawson Labs

    Data acquisition support for Lawson Labs high resolution data acquisition hardware and systems.

    Free Windows MS-DOS

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LabVIEW Comments

A simple, complete system to Take data, control device(s), provide all instrument functions.

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about LabVIEW · Apr 2016 ·

We had need for system of hardware and software for several different measurement devices we use. The cost of the software packages for our HPLC, GC, Mechanical testers, Flow injection analyzers and custom units was too large to consider reasonable. We therefore developed a complete system which would work with all of these. It is easy to use, inexpensive, fully programmable using Excel(R), and It beats anything we have looked at. I'm giving a paper on it at the May 2016 ISA meeting in Dayton. A copy of the slides for the paper is at my linkedin profile (Scot Abbott) and Researchgate profile for publications.
The system has high resolution i/o of many forms (analog, digital, current loop, frequency, RS485) which provides the connections to take data, control devices and communicate with the 'net. It comes with* ready to run *user input interface, data acquisition and control, real time stripcharting, storage and post processing of data.
We used the macro/worksheet/workbook architecture so it is easy to make and modify instrument functions and personalities. We have made worksheets for user control of experiment (including sample queues and autosampler control), i/o control of devices, appearance of the strip charts, etc. using all the power of the graphics and math in Excel. Because it is in VBA language of Excel(R), it is easy to modify, customize, or use in a completely new context.


Awesome for salesmen.

about LabVIEW · ·

Much, much less awesome for the poor plonker who's left to grapple with this nightmare of inter-connected spaghetti where you can drill down for miles, and at every stage have less and less clue as to what's going on. An invaluable tool for making any project deliverable 10 tmes later or 1/10 of it's projected quality.

Sadly, this crap is now a de-facto industry standard. Blame the salesmen.