Inline analysis refers to the process of analyzing data while it’s being acquired. This is generally the case when dealing with applications where decisions need to be made during run time and the results have direct consequences on the process, typically through the changing of parameters or executing of actions.
LabVIEW offers analysis and mathematical routines that natively work with data acquisition functions and display capabilities, so they can be easily built into any application. In addition, LabVIEW offers analysis routines for point-by-point execution; these routines are designed specifically to meet the needs of inline analysis in applications.
LabVIEW helps you build intelligence into your applications using inline analysis and presents results while the application is running. Functions are also available to perform offline analysis where data must be collected and analyzed as one data set. After you run the application several times, you can extract information to compare results, make decisions, and make changes to your process to achieve the wanted results.