LabView VS. Visual Programming Language RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does this Visual Programming Language a direct competitor to National Instrument LabView? To my surprise, when I bought Lego NXT, I used the software that comes with it, then I tried to learn LabView. But then I saw this Visual Programming Language, I couldn't wait to learn it.
    Wednesday, April 18, 2007 4:15 AM


  • No, we don't consider our Visual Programming Language and LabView to be competitors. They do have some similarities in using blocks to represent functions or operations linked together, but in LabView, you program both control flow and dataflow. In VPL, you only program dataflow. There are other differences as well. For example for LEGO NXT, the big difference is that the version of LabView includes with NXT is designed for executing programs on the NXT brick. With VPL, you develop applications that run on your PC that communicate to the NXT brick via BlueTooth. So while perhaps they appear most similar than C and VB, they are different tools designed for different approaches.
    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 12:34 AM