Mathematica Link for LabVIEW Now Available
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- Subject: [mg15947] Mathematica Link for LabVIEW Now Available
- From: Wolfram Research <news>
- Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 23:34:10 -0500
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Mathematica Link for LabVIEW Mathematica Link for LabVIEW lets you take advantage of Mathematica's legendary calculating and graphical capabilities directly from within LabVIEW, the leading software for instrument control and data acquisition. This link enables you to: * plot theoretical responses of your instruments, * analyze and visualize data you've just collected, * build custom plotting and display functions, and * quickly prototype custom control algorithms and specify mathematical manipulations of your data in Mathematica's intuitive programming language. Included with Mathematica Link for LabVIEW are more than 140 Virtual Instruments (VIs), which can act as interfaces to Mathematica. VIs send information--either collected in LabVIEW or provided by you--to Mathematica. Mathematica then performs specified calculations or plots the graphics and sends the results back to LabVIEW. Mathematica Link for LabVIEW includes VIs for generating Mathematica graphics, evaluating calculations in Mathematica, and developing your own customized VIs. Mathematica Link for LabVIEW also lets you control LabVIEW from within Mathematica, so you can: * direct experiments, * implement real-time control algorithms, * record and analyze the resulting data into electronic laboratory notebooks, and * generate professional-looking reports using Mathematica's typesetting features, buttons, and palettes. Mathematica Link for LabVIEW also works with MathLink, Mathematica's built-in communications protocol. MathLink provides functions for exchanging complex data in a homogenous way between computers of different platforms and for using different transfer protocols. With MathLink, you can exchange data between LabVIEW applications or build your own MathLink-compatible applications in LabVIEW without having to master intricate protocols such as TCP or PPC. MathLink functions take care of the details for you, allowing you to program your application with higher-level functions than would otherwise be possible. To get more information about Mathematica Link for LabVIEW or to access a downloadable manual, visit http://www.e-notebooks.com/products/link/index.html. To order the link, visit http://store.wolfram.com/view/labview. Mathematica Link for LabVIEW is developed and supported by e-NoteBooks Ltd. and is distributed by Wolfram Research, Inc.