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thomas_p
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LabVIEW 8.5.1 Student edition - differences between Mac and Windows version?

Hi,

 

I've just bought the student version of LabVIEW 8.5.1 and am using Mac OS X 10.4.11. What are the biggest differences between the Mac and Windows versions since the box came with a Mac installer CD and a Windows installer DVD?

 

 

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NitinD
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Re: LabVIEW 8.5.1 Student edition - differences between Mac and Windows version?

Off the top of my head, I think the difference between the Mac version and Windows version, is support for Windows Activex and .NET Control. Not really aware of any other differences between the two.
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Re: LabVIEW 8.5.1 Student edition - differences between Mac and Windows version?

Looks like you got the LabVIEW Student Edition Software Suite DVD.

 

It comes with 6 toolkits, and from the product spects, some (or all?) of those are windows only (at least in 8.5), e.g.:

 

  • Digital Filter Design Toolkit
  • Modulation Toolkit
  • SignalExpress
  • ...

 

Since you have 8.5, you are also missing a few basic things that only recevied MAC support in 8.6, such as Mathscript, Control design and Simulation, and Native 3D graphs.


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Re: LabVIEW 8.5.1 Student edition - differences between Mac and Windows version?

Yes I do have the student version and Mathscript is the one thing I need. And it seems that LV8.6 will be intel-only on Mac - or at least Mathscript, so I'm out of luck there as well.

 

Guess I'll have to go out and buy a Windows computer from somewhere...