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vrf Agilent VEE Pro 7.5 and LabVIEW 8.0

Question asked by VRFuser on Aug 17, 2007
> I should also mention that VEE has one thing that Labview does not,
> and
that is this list.

NI does have a Discussion Forum for things like this.

In my opinion some of the the LabVIEW advantages are:
1) The "State Machine."
   LabVIEW's "While loop" looks like a box into which you put program statements.
   You can feed in several items, including a "starting state."
   Process that state in a case statement and output, among other things, the next state.
   The loops also make handling arrays easy - automatically processing each element
   and building an output array.

2) You can make a .dll out of your program.  A C++ program can call this .dll.

3) 60+ engineers back in the lab are making continuous improvements on LabVIEW.

4) Needed items are "just there" in the menu.  Recently I needed to do Bluetooth
   communications.  Turn on LabVIEW, connect up the icons and we're talking.
   Where's the VEE Bluetooth icon?
   A few years back I made a LabVIEW program that uses the microphone input on
   my PC as an input to an audio scope.  Everything I needed was in LabVIEW.
   What icon do I use in VEE to get the microphone input?  Sure, I probably can
   call some windows function, but with LabVIEW I don't have to find that function.

VEE's advantages:
1) VEE does a better job of routing the program lines/traces.  In LabVIEW a trace can
   be going under another object but not really be connected to it - making it confusing.
   The programmer has to manually route things properly.

2) Everything is kept in one programing file.  In LabVIEW when you make a sub-VI it
   creates another file.  This can lead to confusion/mistakes when archiving
   oops, forgot to save that one.

3) Speaking of the program files:  VEE - text based - there is some hope of editing
   it to go back a revision.  LabVIEW - binary.

~~Les Hammer

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