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LabVIEW for Everyone, Third Edition: Graphical Programming Made Easy and Fun, 3rd Edition

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LabVIEW for Everyone, Third Edition: Graphical Programming Made Easy and Fun, 3rd Edition

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  • Copyright 2007
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Edition: 3rd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-241224-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-241224-7

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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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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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