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Why NI LabVIEW for Students

LabVIEW is the only graphical programming environment where you can

  • Program the way you think—visually
  • Easily connect to hardware and other applications
    like Microsoft Excel
  • Bring your design vision to life

Free LabVIEW Student Edition for 6 months

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Benefits of Using LabVIEW

Program the Way You Think—Visually

The graphical nature of LabVIEW makes it easier to develop working code faster. With LabVIEW, quickly drag and drop built-in functions to simplify acquisition, analysis, control, and data sharing so you can spend less time on syntax errors and more time on creating your application.

Easily Connect to Hardware and Other Applications

LabVIEW easily connects to any device—be it hardware or outside applications like Microsoft Excel. You can depend on this seamless development experience as you write your program.

Bring Your Design Vision to Life

From inexpensive medical devices to complex underwater autonomous vehicles, students are engineering a better world using LabVIEW. Enter your application in the LabVIEW Student Design Competition to win cash prizes and a trip to NIWeek.


Get Started With LabVIEW

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OS Support

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System Requirements

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Compare LabVIEW Student Software Options

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