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  1. Can anyone tell me if there are some VIs for linear algebra and matrix math using extended precision? Thanks, Mike
  2. Shaun and JG, I have been doing this for long enough you would think this little tidbit would have been noticed by me, but I have a habit of not auto-indexing when there are complications. This time I did it and noticed. Thanks for the help, Mike
  3. Howdy all, I am learning to work with TDMS. Maybe that is the source of the problem... I have a for Loop that runs one pass and stops even though i have wire a 4 to the count terminal. I do TDMS open, run some arrays to the border for indexing. In the loop I want to TDMS Write some numbers, several times, then loop and pick up the next index, write, and so on. Outside the loop is TDMS Close and I call the File Viewer. I get no errors. I cannot get the loop to continue past the first iteration when it lets the output data go to the TDMS close and everything stops. I may be messing up
  4. I never see the printer ports (Have a USB one, not parallel). I have given up on the Prolific chips sets for serial com converters - maybe that is what you are using?. FTDI seems to be less troublesome. EasySync is their outlet
  5. Shaun, The fellow I work with is taking a controls class from the same prof I did 20 years ago (so I know he is worth listening to). He was reported to have made a provocative statement to the effect: People are always trying to come up with some special algorithm for control, but after screwing around, and around, and around, they always find out the PID would do it better. (my words again) He believe meant that to cover even the asymmetrical case (that should be defined in more detail probably). I suspect he is very good at ferreting out the P, the I , and the D. But that is a weigh
  6. Ned, That first sentence is interesting to me. "PID is designed to drive an analog signal, not a digital one." I will soon be wiring to control fluid temperature by varying two streams, one hot, the other cold. I definitely thought I would use PID, but you have me wondering - my control means is to send RPM commands via Modbus to VFDs in charge of pump motors. The plan is to use cRIO, FWIW. simplePID.vi was recommended to me as a starting point, I haven't gotten that far yet. This is digital output not analog. Do you have any advise? My goal is to be able to change from one steady sta
  7. This has become an exercise in social engineering and language, very interesting. Mark posted the questions below in the thread quoted above, have these been addressed? What is the final data going to be used for? No discussion of the purpose of the result What does the data represent? No discussion of the real implications of the input data. Why do you want to average / smooth the data? No discussion. What does the peak and valley data tell you about the waveform? No discussion. How do you know if the program is doing the right thing? No discussion. Those questions are r
  8. Hello Flower, I am also building a sun tracker so I am interested in your project and progress. Perhaps we can stay in touch about this going forward. Unfortunately, I did not find the attachment you mentioned. It has been a while since I used LAVA - in the past it was necessary to upload vi's to the LAVA storage area where interested people could have access to it. I originally planned to have my tracker stop at sunset (sunset can be in a lookup table or calculated) and cycle to a park position (collector in a horizontal plane to reduce wind loads overnight when it is not necessary to tr
  9. QUOTE (jackmax @ May 19 2009, 09:43 AM) Sorry, I can't use LV8.6.
  10. QUOTE (jackmax @ May 18 2009, 10:56 AM) You should show us the VI. There are too many reasons for the buttons to lock so that information is not useful.
  11. Yair, Thanks for that bright and concise philosophical discussion. Not being a student of computer science I couldn't have begun to describe the distinction. I know controls, wires and indicators are not variables in the C, Basic, Fortran sense, but I couldn't have begun to say how they differ. I was taking the similarity more from the English/mathematical word (as apposed to Computer Science) "variable" - a thing that is quantitatively changeable - magnitude, direction. A wire IS variable since it can represent alterable quantity, or in the case of wire representing a string, changeabl
  12. QUOTE (lovemachinez @ May 14 2009, 10:54 AM) Yes and No. A LabVIEW variable can do similar things compared to a C variable, but it is more interesting and useful becasue it has a visual aspect Tim S answer was just fine, but I will add a more. Nobody ever writes all this down because most people learn it quickly by being shown by an experienced user. When learned this way the simplest things seem obvious. But, if you have progammed a text based language and come to LabVIEW alone and with no guidance, then even these small things are difficult and NOT obvious. I hope the following
  13. QUOTE (Michael Malak @ May 13 2009, 07:29 PM) You should look at the capabilities of VI Server. You can start up many new VIs that way. However, you cannot cause new graphs on the front panel of a VI which is how I interpreted your query. You can only hide and show them by various means, or put them on Tabs and change the visible tab - programmatically. Here is a little demo of how to use the Open VI Reference you mentioned. This example was written for a someone else, but it is useful as an general example. It shows how to call and open a VI and its Front Panel independent of the c
  14. QUOTE (Michael Malak @ May 13 2009, 04:14 PM) You can't "dynamically instantiate" anything without scripting, and that is not where you want to go. We are trying to offer you solutions not pipe dreams. Did you try a tab control? You can put graphs on different tabs and programmatically cause different tab pages to be visible. Or with much more trouble you can move the locations of the various graphs so they are visible on screen, or they are off screen. If you try to manage that with 64 individual graphs you are in for a long, boring, job that will be of limited use to the user.
  15. QUOTE (Michael Malak @ May 11 2009, 07:21 PM) Michael, You didn't ask for this, but I will give it anyway. I think it contains the ingredients of a better solution than 64 little graphs. There are other ways to do this, but this one is basic and shows how arrays are manipulated. The attached VI shows a way for you to overlay any of the 64 channels in one large graph. I made fake data in 24 rows of 40 data each. The rows are like your channels. All you need to do is wire your data array into the same input tunnel as my fake data. The UI lets you enter the channels and turn them on
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