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I couldn’t live without the “OpenG Time Tools”

This is the seventh article of “The OpenG VIs that I couldn’t live without“, a series of articles showing some of my favorite OpenG VIs. In this article, I’m going to show a very useful set of VIs, the OpenG Time Tools, a set of timing VIs with error handling.

Let’s take a look at [...]

The very best TortoiseSVN feature – help

One of the very best features of TortoiseSVN (and there are so many great features to choose from) is the on-line help. This is very complete and has lots of great tips, including:

how to set up a server
daily use guide
much more…

You can launch the help from Windows File Explorer by right-clicking on your desktop [...]

See LabVIEW through my lens

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I have recently created a LabVIEW lens on Squidoo.
Check it out…
http://www.squidoo.com/labview
I’m going to try to keep it updated with information about LabVIEW, from my point of view.

Supporting Multiple Versions of a File Format

( LabVIEW )

When writing software, you will often want to support multiple versions of a file format. Here is a quick guide that highlights some key concepts…
Generic File Header

Define a file header (meta information at the beginning of the file) format that does not change, such that you can always read the file’s type and version, [...]

Creating a local Subversion repository with TortoiseSVN

Did you know that you don’t need a server and an IT department to use TortoiseSVN (Subversion) for version control? Simply create a local repository on your hard drive. Here’s how…
Step 1: Create your repository

Browse to the location where you want to create your local Subversion repository and create a new folder for [...]

I couldn’t live without “Multi-line String to Array”

This is the sixth article of “The OpenG VIs that I couldn’t live without“, a series of articles showing some of my favorite OpenG VIs. In this article, I’m going to show a very useful VI, Multi-line String to [...]

I couldn’t live without “Filter 1D Array”

This is the fifth article of “The OpenG VIs that I couldn’t live without“, a series of articles showing some of my favorite OpenG VIs. In this article, I’m going to show a very useful VI, Filter 1D Array, that is used to filter items out of a 1D array.

Let’s take a look at [...]

LabVIEW, at 21, shows a lot of maturity

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National Instruments has just announced the release of LabVIEW 8.2.1, which by no coincidence, comes around the time that LabVIEW turns 21 years old (thank god they didn’t call it LabVIEW 8.21, but we won’t go there). This is a really exciting release for two main reasons:

For the first time (that I know of), [...]

TortoiseSVN Right-Click Drag and Drop

If you don’t know what subversion and TortoiseSVN are, you’re really missing out. Subversion is on the way to becoming the most popular source code control tool. (And, you don’t want to be left out, do you?)
For those of you who do know about these tools, I’m going to show you something that will [...]

I couldn’t live without “Create Dir if Non-Existant”

This is the fourth article of “The OpenG VIs that I couldn’t live without“, a series of articles showing some of my favorite OpenG VIs. In this article we’re going to look at a really simple VI that is truly indispensable: “Create Dir if Non-Existant“. This VI doesn’t need much explanation — simply [...]

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