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I have used LabView a few times, is there a similar opensource software in Unix/Ubuntu ?

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What feature you need? Only the computation or need acquisition also? –  John Siu Nov 10 '12 at 4:54
@John Siu I would focus on data acquisition, however computation will also be needed - then again, once can use computation tools as Sage, Numpy etc wrapped into the data acquisition software. –  Arkapravo Nov 10 '12 at 6:34
But then data acquisition need hardware. If you are buying hardware, they should come with the software ... I am a bit lost now. –  John Siu Nov 10 '12 at 7:46
@John Siu Labview makes data acquisition rather easy and can be used across various hardware interfaces, I wish to know if there is anything similar in Ubuntu/Unix - I guess I can manage the computation part. –  Arkapravo Nov 10 '12 at 13:29

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Hope following help

Data acquisition: comedi

For computation: FreeMat, or check out Wikipedia Page

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JMCAD Try JMCAD .It is little bit similar to labview.You can install it in Ubuntu.Using this software virtual instuments and simulation modules can be made.

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Thanks ! at first observations I do find a striking similarity with Matlab and Simulink –  Arkapravo Jun 8 '13 at 14:02

Try to use Myopenlab. it is a java open source similar to labview

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