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Knight of NI
altenbach
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LabVIEW proverbs!

Since we don't have a social forum for the less scientific aspects of our beloved software, lets try to collect LabVIEW related proverbs here. They can be profound or silly, serious or funny. Anything goes!


Let me start: :smileyhappy:

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A diagram is worth a thousand lines of code!
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Just go with the (data) flow!
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LabVIEW Champion . Do more with less code and in less time .

Knight of NI
Knight of NI
tst
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Re: LabVIEW proverbs!

Nice Idea. I just hope people won't put in stuff like "Each thousand VIs project begins with one control".
Don't you think this should be moved to the special interest board? Also, I think some quotes would be nice.


If at first you don't succeed, go ask Greg.

Rule of acquisition #3: "Never spend more for a (data?) acquisition than you have to".

"We've forwarded it to the R&D team and it will be fixed in the next version...". Just kidding...

And finally:

Nothing is impossible, as long as you have a DLL.

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Knight of NI
altenbach
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Re: LabVIEW proverbs!

(So far, there is only one "special interest board", and it's for feedback on the forum. I actually composed this thread there, but in the last minute decided to post it to the LabVIEW area. I don't mind if the moderators decide to move it to a better place. :smileyhappy: I suggest creation of a social/recreational board for this purpose).

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A local variable is like Duct Tape.
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(Typically used for everything (except ducts!) as a quick but ugly temporary fix that later tends to gum up things).

LabVIEW Champion . Do more with less code and in less time .

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Ben
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Re: LabVIEW proverbs!

Excellent thread and post!

I have to confess my pleasure with many of Rolf Kalbermatter's writings. I find his comments both humorous and well put.

His reply from this thread

http://forums.ni.com/ni/board/message?board.id=170&message.id=101699#M101699

I reporduce here

"...control uses internally an int16 for the
TopRow value, eventhough the according property node uses an int32. Bad,
bad, bad!!!"


If I find the original I will re-post, but my favorite was from Rolf Kalbermatter on Info-labVIEW.

There was a discusion there of the use of "super-cluster"s (i.e rediculously larage data structures) and arrays in shift registers and effective methods of managing same.

From memory the quote was;

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"Once you all of your physical memory is used up by a single shift register,
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your application is probably going to s#%@ !"


You may be suprised how many times I have quoted that phrase to my coustomers.

Ben
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Ray.R
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Re: LabVIEW proverbs!



altenbach wrote:
(So far, there is only one "special interest board", and it's for feedback on the forum. I actually composed this thread there, but in the last minute decided to post it to the LabVIEW area. I don't mind if the moderators decide to move it to a better place. :smileyhappy: I suggest creation of a social/recreational board for this purpose).

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A local variable is like Duct Tape.
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(Typically used for everything (except ducts!) as a quick but ugly temporary fix that later tends to gum up things).





That's a good one altenbach!

I agree, we need a social club type of area. A place to meet. It would be good to get to know other enthusiats' other than competing for the answers. Maybe discover that Dennis has a life other than LV :smileywink:

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Ray.R
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Re: LabVIEW proverbs!

I worked with a guy who loved to put clusters into shift registers..

"it looks better".. he used to say.

He left the company..

Guess who had to clean the code.... :smileymad:

(did I mention that he left BEFORE completing his code???)
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Ray.R
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Re: LabVIEW proverbs!

I should put this into the "forum wish list"...

>>>> we need the ability to edit our posts <<<<

I forgot to quote Ben in my last one.. I'm sure you guys figured it out..

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CLUSTERS: Damned if you do (abuse them)! **bleep** if you don't (use them)
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bushman
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Re: LabVIEW proverbs!



altenbach wrote:
Since we don't have a social forum for the less scientific aspects of our beloved software, lets try to collect LabVIEW related proverbs here. They can be profound or silly, serious or funny. Anything goes!


Let me start: :smileyhappy:

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A diagram is worth a thousand lines of code!
=============================================

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Just go with the (data) flow!
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If Locals are Duct Tape, then Globals must be toilet paper, Always in the ......................
Greg Bush CLAD
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Alberto
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Re: LabVIEW proverbs!

Great Thread!
I've also got a good one:
Time ago I had to modify a large LV application made by an engineer who condidered himself a LV 'guru'. Before showing me the code he said:
< For this application I used the stratified programming. It makes the diagram much easier to read! Ever heard about that?>
I was wordless, my answer was < I admit my ignorance, I didn't have the chance...>
Well, the diagram was a huge sequence structure, 86 frames, with others 24 nested sequence structs. The concept of sub-vi was totally absent from that guru's head!!!
Since the day I got the job done, I get an allergic attack whenever I see a sequence with more than 2 frames!
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JeanPierre
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Re: LabVIEW proverbs!



altenbach a écrit:

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A diagram is worth a thousand lines of code!
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That's (almost) my signature on LAVA forum!

Christian, I can't resist to put a famous quote of yours in this thread:
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"1" cannot be represented exactly in binary...
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To be fair see the full context here.


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