LabVIEW Alternatives

    LabVIEW is described as 'platform and development environment for graphical programming for measurement and automation. It is a development tool available for applications in test and measurement, data acquisition (DAQ), analysis, and instrument control (GPIB, VXI, and serial)'. There are nine alternatives to LabVIEW for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is MyOpenLab, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LabVIEW are itom (Free), Parlay (Paid, Open Source), PyLab_Works (Free, Open Source) and FlowCode (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 10, 2021

    1. MyOpenLab is a platform for finished elements (program components) that can be linked together. You can also MyOpenLab with a house builder compare the building blocks used to build his house. The modules often create others.
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      MyOpenLab vs LabVIEW opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MyOpenLab is a great alternative to LabVIEW.
      myOpenLab is stated to not be a alternative to LabVIEW on their site
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    2. itom is an open source software suite for operating measurement systems, laboratory automation and data evaluation. It uses Python as embedded scripting language and communicates with hardware components via plugins.
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      itom vs LabVIEW opinions
      Most users think itom is a great alternative to LabVIEW.
      mcgiwer Not similiar enough - iom provides script pased designing, while LabView uses a GUI based (drag & drop)
      Negative comment 2 months ago


      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      Parlay provides accessibility and Visibility to Medical Devices for Every State in the Project Life-Cycle. It is a Comprehensive Test and Analysis Tool for Scientific Experimentation and Instrument Verification.
      Most users think Parlay is a great alternative to LabVIEW.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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 extend than LabView.


      The last update was on November 27th, 2011.

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      Some users think PyLab_Works is a great alternative to LabVIEW, some don't.
    3. Matrix Flowcode is an advanced graphical programming language for microcontrollers. Popular uses PIC Programming, Arduino Programming. Supports ARM, AVR/Arduino, PIC Micro

    4. FlowStone is a powerful, graphical programming tool that greatly expedites development with an intuitive and easy-to-use, live programming environment.
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    5. QM is a free graphical modeling tool for designing and implementing real-time embedded software in C or C++.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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 functionality and individual low-level driver modules.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • MS-DOS
      Support is provided for all Windows operating systems back to XP. DOS is supported for our older products.
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