LabVIEW for Everyone: Graphical Programming Made Easy and Fun / Edition 3

LabVIEW for Everyone: Graphical Programming Made Easy and Fun / Edition 3

by Jeffrey Travis, Jim Kring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131856723

ISBN-13: 9780131856721

Pub. Date: 08/10/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The #1 Step-by-Step Guide to LabVIEW—Now Completely Updated for LabVIEW 8!

Master LabVIEW 8 with the industry’s friendliest, most intuitive tutorial: LabVIEW for Everyone, Third Edition . Top LabVIEW experts Jeffrey Travis and Jim Kring teach LabVIEW the easy way: through carefully explained, step-by-step examples

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The #1 Step-by-Step Guide to LabVIEW—Now Completely Updated for LabVIEW 8!

Master LabVIEW 8 with the industry’s friendliest, most intuitive tutorial: LabVIEW for Everyone, Third Edition . Top LabVIEW experts Jeffrey Travis and Jim Kring teach LabVIEW the easy way: through carefully explained, step-by-step examples that give you reusable code for your own projects!

This brand-new Third Edition has been fully revamped and expanded to reflect new features and techniques introduced in LabVIEW 8. You’ll find two new chapters, plus dozens of new topics, including Project Explorer, AutoTool, XML, event-driven programming, error handling, regular expressions, polymorphic VIs, timed structures, advanced reporting, and much more. Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) candidates will find callouts linking to key objectives on NI’s newest exam, making this book a more valuable study tool than ever.

  • Not just what to do: why to do it!
  • Use LabVIEW to build your own virtual workbench
  • Master LabVIEW’s foundations: wiring, creating, editing, and debugging VIs; using controls and indicators; working with data structures; and much more
  • Learn the “art” and best practices of effective LabVIEW development
  • NEW: Streamline development with LabVIEW Express VIs
  • NEW: Acquire data with NI-DAQmx and the LabVIEW DAQmx VIs
  • NEW: Discover design patterns for error handling, control structures, state machines, queued messaging, and more
  • NEW: Create sophisticated user interfaces with tree and tab controls, drag and drop, subpanels, and more

Whatever your application, whatever your role, whether you’ve used LabVIEW or not, LabVIEW for Everyone, Third Edition is the fastest, easiest way to get the results you’re after!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131856721
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/10/2006
Series:
National Instruments Virtual Instrumentation Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
981
Sales rank:
580,313
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors xxix

Preface xxxi

Acknowledgments xli

1 What in the World Is LabVIEW? 3

2 Virtual Instrumentation: Hooking Your Computer Up to the Real World 21

3 The LabVIEW Environment 41

4 LabVIEW Foundations 101

5 Yet More Foundations 147

6 Controlling Program Execution with Structures 185

7 LabVIEW’s Composite Data: Arrays and Clusters 245

8 LabVIEW’s Exciting Visual Displays: Charts and Graphs 301

9 Exploring Strings and File I/O 379

10 Signal Measurement and Generation: Data Acquisition 419

11 Data Acquisition in LabVIEW 465

12 Instrument Control in LabVIEW 523

13 Advanced LabVIEW Structures and Functions 553

14 Advanced LabVIEW Data Concepts 673

15 Advanced LabVIEW Features 721

16 Connectivity in LabVIEW 799

17 The Art of LabVIEW Programming 853

Appendix A CD Contents 891

Appendix B Add-on Toolkits for LabVIEW 893

Appendix C Open Source Tools for LabVIEW: OpenG 897

Appendix D LabVIEW Object-Oriented Programming 901

Appendix E Resources for LabVIEW 921

Appendix F LabVIEW Certification Exams 925

Glossary 931

Index 959

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