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Wrap It Up!

LabVIEW is a powerful and flexible instrumentation and analysis software system. It uses a graphical programming language, sometimes referred to as "G," to create programs called virtual instruments, or VIs. The user interacts with the program through the front panel. Each front panel has an accompanying block diagram, which is the VI's source code. LabVIEW has many built-in functions to facilitate the programming process; components are wired together to show the flow of data within the block diagram. Stay tuned—the next chapters will teach you how to effectively use LabVIEW's many features.

Use the NI Example Finder to search for examples on the subjects you are learning. You can browse the examples by task (logical groupings) or by directory structure (how the examples are organized on disk).

When you're doing activities and viewing examples, make sure to check out the example VIs and other files, located in the EVERYONE directory of the CD that accompanies this book.

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