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  1. That was the PXIe-4844, an optical sensor interrogator. It wasn't just for temperature -- the gratings (microscopic cuts) can measure strain too. It's useful for taking lots of measurements across a long distance with just a single cable (although it was more like ~15 sensors per fiber, not 100), in an intrinsically safe environment, and/or an electrically noisy environment (since the fiber is not affected by noise). $20k was the price of a typical interrogator ~10 years ago. PXIe-4844 was obsoleted because NI exited the market. Other manufacturers are still in it; performance has gone up
  2. The license does not specify that you must use a particular installation method. I don't have experience with Gentoo, but I managed to install and run LabVIEW on Ubuntu (Debian-based) by using Alien: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RPM/AlienHowto I had some issues, however: I couldn't get the Example Finder to work.
  3. What license is the code published under?
  4. I don't have experience with the TSXperts tools. I do know that for LabVIEW 2020, you can use the NI LabVIEW LINX Toolkit to program Arduinos and Raspberry Pis.
  5. I've used the NI forum to report bugs, and got a few CARs out of that channel. Does that still work? So what happens with customers who have a Development Suite, where a single serial number is used to activate a variety of different products?
  6. The .rtexe is actually not an executable file. Rather, it is a "bundle" that contains your compiled VIs. The real executable is /usr/local/natinst/labview/lvrt -- This executable loads your .rtexe bundle and runs the top-level VI(s) from the bundle. The lvrt program checks a config file -- /etc/natinst/share/lvrt.conf -- to find out which .rtexe it should load. So, in theory, you could edit this file and then shut down the VIs that are currently running. This causes lvrt to re-launch, and it will read your updated config file and load your new .rtexe. Notes: Only 1 rtexe
  7. Related idea: https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Idea-Exchange/Allow-users-to-continue-working-when-a-build-is-in-progress/idi-p/2638771?profile.language=en
  8. Hi, and welcome! These are useful places to start: https://knowledge.ni.com/KnowledgeArticleDetails?id=kA03q000000x1jtCAA https://www.ni.com/en-us/support/documentation/supplemental/06/ni-visa-overview.html
  9. Not that I know of, but you could use a pre-allocated array of bytes (U8) and replace individual characters with their ordinal values (see https://www.asciitable.com/ -- '1' == 49, '3' == 51) Byte Array to String is a type-cast that doesn't allocate new memory. Of course, if you branch the wire (or keep a copy of the string) and then modify the original byte array, then you'd obviously still need to allocate new memory. May I ask why you need to micro-manage memory usage to this level?
  10. I'm curious: What are some examples of Win32 API calls that have been most useful in LabVIEW programs?
  11. As @pawhan11 said, no story is lost when deleting a branch because only the pointer/reference to a commit is deleted, not the data itself. See here for a visual example: https://github.com/ni/niveristand-fpga-addon-custom-device/network The horizontal lines show the histories of parallel branches. The dots on the horizontal lines represent individual commits. The black-background labels are the "pointers" that represent active branches. "Deleting a branch" means removing a black label. "Creating a branch" means attaching a black label to a commit
  12. That is the only way to add data to the start of a file. This is due to the way filesystems are designed: A file can be easily extended beyond its current end point, but its start point can't be moved. Not to the file itself. However, rather than adding to the start of your file, you could write a simple log viewer app that reads the file and displays the entries on screen in reverse order. Personally, I'm so used to logs having newer entries at the end that I don't expect it the other way. I guess I prefer this out of habit and due to the efficiency o
  13. Hmm, we don't know which thread(s) are chosen by the CLFN. If it happens to pick the same thread every call, then there will be no ill effects.
  14. I'm guessing that the library's functions are not thread-safe. Without forcing the CLFN to use the UI thread, it could use different threads to call the library functions... thus causing a crash.
  15. @Aristos Queue You're welcome. Glad I could help. How about storing the elements from "TextIcons.Ignore" in a Set instead of an Array?
  16. I do have an implementation of "Split English CamelCase" that handles acronyms: https://github.com/JKSH/LQ-CodeGen/blob/labview-api/src/LabVIEW/Icons and Wires/Name to Icon Lines.vi -- It's based on a shorter regex and currently doesn't handle digits, underscores, or plurals-of-acronyms. I won't be trying to update the icon generator or VI Analyzer within the next 2 months, but someone who wants to try is welcome to use my VI as a starting point.
  17. There are some examples and discussions on the NI forum: https://forums.ni.com/t5/Machine-Vision/Using-OpenCV-library-in-LabVIEW/td-p/648429?profile.language=en https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW/Creating-a-dll-in-Visual-Studio-2015-to-pass-an-image-through/m-p/3334086?profile.language=en
  18. The "Flatten to JSON" and "Unflatten from JSON" nodes in NXG WebVIs are essentially the same as the ones built into classic LabVIEW. Both are incapable of processing enums or timestamps. As a workaround, you can create a "bridging" typedef (GType) which replaces enums and timestamps with strings. Use that with the NXG JSON parser, and then convert it to your "real" GType.
  19. Which edition of LabVIEW did you install? The Application Builder comes with LabVIEW Professional. It is not included with LabVIEW Base or LabVIEW Full.
  20. I believe the Python Nodes only work on Windows targets: https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Real-Time-Idea-Exchange/Python-Node-support-on-LabVIEW-Realtime-systems/idi-p/3904897?profile.language=en
  21. It's not related to latest vs. older. The patches don't require a login to download (even 2009 SP1 Patch). The full versions require logging in with an account with an active SSP. How does NI, the software's author, see it? Talk to them. If they give you the go-ahead, then go for it.
  22. I haven't tried WINE, but there is a Linux installer for non-community versions of LabVIEW: https://www.ni.com/en-us/support/downloads/software-products/download.labview.html#344886 (It uses RPM packages)
  23. Shorter alternative A, involving a console: > git branch -f <real_branch> > git checkout <real_branch> The first line forces real_branch's pointer to move from its old spot to your current spot. The second command moves your HEAD from your anonymous branch to your named branch. Shorter alternative B, involving a strong stomach: Delete <real_branch> (yes, you read that right). Create a branch called <real_branch> on the detached head commit. (If the original <real_branch> tracked a remote branch) In SourceTree's "Branches"
  24. You might need to try different models of keyboards. See my previous message: Some keyboards work, some don't. Also, after you plug the keyboard into your laptop, you must insert the keyboard into the VM (in VirtualBox, click Devices > USB > [Name of USB Keyboard]).
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