# Brain teaser for Labview nerds

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What's the ironic little significance of my avatar (the snippet of G code in the square to the left)?

Erm, Average Joe?

Erm, Average Joe?

Come on, don't be Mean to the guy

Come on, don't be Mean to the guy

Doesn't sound mean to me, sounds like Joe has a sense of humor about himself, which is rather healthy.

Thanks, guys. But you're cold! The answer has nothing to do with me but with Labview.

Doesn't sound mean to me, sounds like Joe has a sense of humor about himself, which is rather healthy.

Sorry, Michael, you missed that one entirely...

Note to jeffwass: Sum of us got the joke.

Dave

Thanks, guys. But you're cold! The answer has nothing to do with me but with Labview.

Hmmm, what does your avatar mean?

Does it mean an array of DBLs? :laugh:

The first thing comes to mine mind is the output value maybe infinite ( I have to remind this to myself everytime now after many times forgotten and I couldn't see the real graph due to auto scale of Y). So could this mean that average Joe can be a supper power in certain case?

The first thing comes to mine mind is the output value maybe infinite ( I have to remind this to myself everytime now after many times forgotten and I couldn't see the real graph due to auto scale of Y). So could this mean that average Joe can be a supper power in certain case?

Maybe, but on the other hand if the array is empty, instead of "Mean Joe" we may have to call him NaN - not that there is anything wrong with that...

-Pete Liiva

Good guesses. OK, time for hints.

HINTS:

1) The answer has nothing to do with me or my name, just with Labview.

2) A key word is "ironic." Not coincidence, nor play-on-words, but irony.

3) The shape is significant.

applause, appliances, applications, apprehension, approximation ... its in there somewhere ...

3) The shape is significant.

Hmmm...

The calculation obviously produces a mean.... it's in a square frame.....

(root) mean squared.....

mean squared (error).....

Guess I'm just too dense this morning, sorry Joe.

Dave

Maybe it is because you can (roughly) find the letters of your name (JOE) in the image:

3) The shape is significant.

Is it the physical size of the Array Size function? Not sure how this is ironic, but hey, it's better than Jim's spelling

-Khalid

irony

1. A statement that, when taken in context, may actually mean the opposite of what is written literally

2. Colloq. The quality or state of an event being both coincidental and contradictory in a humorous or poignant and extremely improbable way.

3. Colloq. An unfortunate and coincidental turn of events that could have been avoided had all parties involved known more.

I think it's the "G View"="LabVIEW". The view comes from the square, it's like a window and the content inside that square looks like a "G".

How about "The number of elements, down trodden under the sum of the elements, will ultimately mean a division of classes"

Oh wait, sorry, thatâ€™s not irony, thatâ€™s absurdity... I think...

How about "Labview Programming is restricted to being in the box"

Or more simply put "Labview means programing inside the box"

That could be extremely ironic if you consider This Topic

The search for meaning within the avatar will bring you to the realization that the meaning is within the avatar itself. It is amazing how one will go to an array of lengths to find sum divisive meaning. If it is not a play on words then what is the hidden code.

The search for meaning within the avatar will bring you to the realization that the meaning is within the avatar itself. It is amazing how one will go to an array of lengths to find sum divisive meaning. If it is not a play on words then what is the hidden code.

Ah! But is not the code simply hidden in plain sight here? And none-the-less elusive, proven by nothing less then example itself?

Is it perhaps really the code "behind" the code that matters...

In a box?

With a fox?

-Pete Liiva

Everyone's so creative around here! I'm embarrassed that the answer is not more esoteric.

to the brain teaser for Labview nerds

"What's the ironic little significance of my avatar?"

is . . .

The code snippet takes up the same size and shape of block diagram area as Mean.vi from Labview's mathematics library. The irony is that Mean.vi is provided to us like it's a good thing, for it takes twice the time to execute as the code snippet.

Thank you all very much for playing and for your efforts!

for it takes twice the time to execute as the code snippet.

That's interesting. Is it still twice as fast if you put it in a subvi?

I put it in a subVI and found that it is more then twice as fast (I set it as a subroutine). Also, NI's function causes a buffer allocation, where as this method doesn't. Maybe the buffer allocation is the reason for the slower execution...

Just goes to show that prepackaged meaning isn't always a good substitute for real life (or code). Serves us all right for trying to Zen this to death.

(The cat [and the code] are in the box ... now they're not ...)

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