This file contains important information about the LabVIEW 2016 MathScript RT Module, including system requirements, installation instructions, new features, known issues, and a partial list of bugs fixed.
LabVIEW MathScript is a text-based environment you can use to write functions and scripts. You can process scripts using LabVIEW MathScript in the LabVIEW MathScript Window or a MathScript Node.
Use the LabVIEW MathScript Window to edit and execute mathematical commands, create mathematical scripts, and view numerical and graphical representations of variables. Select Tools»MathScript Window to display this window.
Use the MathScript Node to execute your LabVIEW MathScripts and other text-based scripts on the block diagram using the MathScript RT Module engine. You can save scripts that you create in the LabVIEW MathScript Window and load them in the MathScript Node and vice versa.
In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, the MathScript RT Module has the following requirements:
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2016.
The MathScript RT Module supports the following operating systems:
|Windows||Windows 10/8.11/7 SP12 |
Windows Server 2012 R21
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP12
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.1. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
|OS X||OS X 10.10 or 10.11|
|Linux||Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation 6.5 or later |
openSUSE 13.2 or openSUSE LEAP 42.1
Scientific Linux 6.5 or later
The MathScript RT Module on Windows (64-bit), OS X, and Linux does not support the libraries class of MathScript RT Module functions.
You can install all of your LabVIEW products—including the MathScript RT Module—using the LabVIEW 2016 Platform media. Refer to the LabVIEW Installation Guide on the LabVIEW Platform media for installation instructions and system requirements.
To request additional LabVIEW Platform media, refer to the NI website.
The LabVIEW Platform media does not include the MathScript RT Module (64-bit). To install the MathScript RT Module (64-bit), visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code lvmsdownload to download the software. You also can request the LabVIEW 2016 (64-bit) media, which includes limited support for 64-bit modules and toolkits, from the NI website.
Note If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.
Complete the following steps to install the MathScript RT Module on OS X:
To uninstall the MathScript RT Module on OS X, manually delete the following files and directories:
Complete the following steps to install the MathScript RT Module on Linux:
To uninstall the MathScript RT Module on Linux, enter the following command:
With this release, the MathScript RT Module drops support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (with no service pack), Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. LabVIEW 2016 MathScript RT Module and later will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use the LabVIEW 2016 MathScript RT Module to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing the LabVIEW 2016 MathScript RT Module, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.
The LabVIEW 2016 MathScript RT Module (64-bit) is available on Windows and OS X. NI no longer provides the 32-bit version of MathScript RT Module for OS X.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in LabVIEW 2016 MathScript RT Module.
The following item is the ID and title of a subset of issues fixed in LabVIEW 2016 MathScript RT Module. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of MathScript RT Module. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
|566463||The downsample() function truncates the imaginary portion of complex numbers|
Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible from Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about the MathScript RT Module.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for the MathScript RT Module are located in the labview\examples\MathScript directory. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.
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