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Everything posted by bjustice

  1. Correct, they don't sell licenses anymore. Just trying to be helpful and provide another datapoint. I'm in the same boat at the moment - looking for a good Python/LabVIEW integration solution, but there doesn't seem to be anything that has been able to eclipse the capabilities of the Enthought toolkit.
  2. I've been a big advocate for the Enthought Python integration toolkit in the past. Unfortunately, the product was discontinued when LabVIEW introduced the native python node. I'm still scraping by on this product as I've not found a good alternative, and the built-in LabVIEW python node doesn't meet my needs. Under the hood, the Enthought product was just a TCP link to Enthought's flavor of python called Canopy... which has also been discontinued. This product was fantastic for a few reasons: Canopy environment could be packaged into a lightweight Python runtime engine, which
  3. Ahh, I did not realize that they were located there. Thanks!
  4. Thanks, great thread! Does anyone know how I might be able to get ahold of, or export all of these cool symbols as BMP files? It looks like all of the extended symbols in the special MCL are stored as "built-in symbols" for the MCL. As such, I can't seem to export them using the method: Custom Item Symbols:Get Symbol. (This method returns an empty data array.)
  5. I feel the need to highlight the absurdity of how Shaun answered this question within 4 hours... about a post that he made 10 years ago. This community is amazing
  6. Upvote Scratch. I used to teach scratch to 12 year old kids at summer robotics camp. Very approachable, fun to make games. Lego Mindstorm is another good one
  7. Riiight, so Hooovahh is hitting the nail on the head here with my thoughts exactly. It would have been nice to maybe make the plugin menu a bit more intelligent such that it wouldn't have these "create constant, create indicator, create control" for these situations. The consistency argument is interesting and not something that I had considered. Give me 2 months with this new change, and I'll report back on how my muscle memory and opinion has changed. I might indeed be the old man yelling at a cloud right now. I'm trying to beat Darren for fastest programmer in the wo
  8. I've started working in LabVIEW 2019 SP1, and I've observed that the right-click menu on the block diagram has changed such that "create constant/control/indicator" are always at the top for almost every block diagram action. Example: If I recall, this was a pretty popular right-click menu plugin that alot of LAVA folks were using in prior versions of LabVIEW. It looks like NI simply cemented the idea in base LabVIEW 2019. I'm just curious though, does anyone here find this annoying? It's really wreaking havoc on my muscle memory. Furthermore, in situations such as
  9. I've not run into a situation where I've needed to get the actual image data into LabVIEW. I've mostly needed to handle file streaming to/from disk. It would be easier to use files on disk as a middleman between LabVIEW and FFMPEG. If you need a live streaming solution to LabVIEW, then you probably need a different technology I've never run into the situation where I've needed to send the "q" command. The ctrl-c command exits properly for everything I've needed, even for bad commands or non-connected cameras. I've not run into any crashing I've attached an example of a piece of
  10. Thanks Hooovahh, I've used your TDMS concatenate VIs in a few places. Really convenient to see this wrapped in a VIPM with a few other tools. Will install this right alongside Hooovahh arrays
  11. I threw this together, and maybe someone will find it useful. I needed to be able to interact with cmd.exe a bit more than the native system exec.vi primitive offers. I used .NET to get the job done. Some notable capabilities: - User can see standard output and standard error in real-time - User can write a command to standard input - User can query if the process has completed - User can abort the process by sending a ctrl-C command Aborting the process was the trickiest part. I found a solution at the following article: http://stanislavs.org/stopping-command-line-ap
  12. drjdpowell touched upon the primary (and initial) purpose for the code. I had an issue where I wanted to use user events, but the rule of "who starts first" came into play. This eliminated that worry. I could spin up a sub-process, register it for the user event, and force the user event case (only in that subprocess) to initialize with the most recent data. And, it's clean! Notice how I'm able to share the "mycluster" user event case structure with both the initialization UE and the normal UE. No tacky need for another case structure event that only handles first call initialization, or
  13. Oh, and it's saved in 2018 and makes heavy use of VIMs. So, apologies to those using older versions of LabVIEW
  14. I made a fun piece of code, and thought that I'd share. Maybe it'll spark some good discussion. Here it is: Push-Notifier.zip I wanted to accomplish 2 things with this code: 1) I wanted to be able to create a notifier that I can register as a user event. Basically, I want a user event to be generated whenever a new notification is sent. 2) When I register for a user event, I want to be able to also force the event structure to generate a user event using the most recent notification. (Helpful for initialization of data in the event structure) Demo VI
  15. Interesting history. Thanks for the information. I've reported this to NI. I will post here if they generate a CAR thanks everyone
  16. Benoit, thanks for looking at this with me. It looks like the error that you generated there is a result of the "Vertical Arrangement" property not being allowed to be applied to boolean text. I get the following possible reasons for that error: So, this is good proof that not everything in the "text property palette" is compatible with boolean text. Which is fine, but the text select end/start should return a similar error in order to indicate the lack of support. Also, as I said earlier, I can copy/paste text into the boolean text and have it retain properties.
  17. X-POST to NI forums. (No luck there so far.) https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW/button-with-different-size-text/m-p/3864798/highlight/false#M1095147 I am hoping to determine if there is a programmatic method to have a button with boolean text with varying font size/color. This is achievable with a strong control using text selection end/start. Booleans expose these same properties in the property node... but it doesn't appear to do anything. Even more interesting is that I can copy/paste text with varying color/size into the boolean text... and it will work. Thoughts? Thanks
  18. 7 years later, this information helped me! Thanks for coming back to post
  19. I haven't head of TestScript before. Sounds interesting. But I have tried both the Enthought toolkit as well as the LabVIEW Python Node. I've been majorly impressed with the Enthought toolkit. I've passed fairly large data to/from Python and the performance has been pretty great. And it certainly does solve some deployment headaches. It has a building mechanism that is able to generate a self-contained python environment with only required libraries for running your code. You can copy/paste this environment directly onto a deployed machine and it will run! No need to install and co
  20. Co-worker found the solution! This option in the packed library build spec will exclude the lvanalys.dll from being placed into the packed library build directory. Furthermore, when the application EXE build spec runs, it seems to be smart enough to include lvanalys.dll in the resource folder when the packed lib is a dependency. (Cool!)
  21. Good people of LAVA, I am running into a peculiar issue involving packed libraries. I have attached a zipped folder that illustrates this issue in a simplified format. When I run the build spec in the attached folder, I get the following error: My understanding is that the application builder is running into this issue as a result of trying to include the lvanalys.dll twice: -lvanalys.dll is a dependency of G-code in the main.vi -lvanalys.dll is a dependency of the packed library build: "math.lvlibp" One workaround that I've discovered is to rename the dll in t
  22. You guys all rock! Ok, so, for future readers, here are my lessons learned here: As you would expect, converting a U64 to a DBL yields loss of precision on the fractional seconds (near millisecond/microsecond regime). As such, feeding the "Seconds to Date/Time Function" a DBL input will result in loss of precision on the fractional seconds output The LabVIEW "timestamp" data structure consume 16 bytes of memory, and can maintain precision at the nanosecond regime so long as I typecast the structure correctly. (Cool! I always assumed that the timestamp structure was a DBL un
  23. Hey guys! I have a problem that is giving me a headache. Kudos to anyone with any suggestions. I have a small subvi that needs to do the following: input = (UINT64) nanoseconds since the start of the LabVIEW time epoch output = (cluster) timestamp expressed as: (INT16) Julian day, (UINT32) milliseconds since start of the day, (UINT16) microseconds since start of the day. Now, I could indeed just use the LabVIEW seconds to Date/Time VI. However, this VI gets very lossy near the fractional second regime. (It is using a DBL after all.) I've tried to correct for t
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