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Is LabVIEW NXG better than "standard" LabVIEW?

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Few years ago it was a meeting in our company where NI representative showed LabVIEW NXG. Maybe it was my bad but I didn't that NXG has strong advantage to switch from standard LabVIEW. At the end of meeting, I asked the NI representative what are NXG's advantages which standard LabVIEW doesn't have and didn't get clear answer.

Now LabVIEW NXG stays few years on market. It is pretty good duration. I assume that some people tried to switch from standard LabVIEW to LabVIEW NXG. Maybe they stay with NXG or returned back. It would be interesting to know their point of view with real comparison examples.


So Ladies and Gentlemen, please, share your experience! List of real advantages and disadvantages would be helpful as well.


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LabVIEW NXG disadvantage #1: it's being discontinued. 

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How could NXG be discontinued if LabVIEW forum web page has 

Announcing LabVIEW 2020 SP1 and LabVIEW NXG 5.1 

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Well, if you read that link I posted, it says

"We will cease development efforts on LabVIEW NXG and release the final version - LabVIEW NXG 5.1 – in 2021. We will not release new versions of LabVIEW NXG starting in 2022. "

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Thank you!

Sorry that I forced you to answer twice. 

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I never switched to NXG because there are no instrument drivers available for it, and I don't have the time to write my own from SCPI commands.


Since NXG development has been halted I am not holding my breath for any instrument manufacturers to bother writing any.


That's a huge disadvantage for NXG.



=== Engineer Ambiguously ===
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