The graphical programming tool, Labview, is great for scientific instrumentation, because it is easy to use and yet very powerful and feature rich. However, the graphical interface sometimes can be a hassle, especially when you want to do complicated mathematical operations. Like a look at the example here for adding up two 1′s. Drawing the wires can be a headache if you are doing many many more operations.
This is when you will need the MathScript in Labview. It is similar to MATLAB syntax and does a good job complimenting the all-graphical programming of Labview.
Today, I received an email saying that NI just released an online beta demo (link). With the demo, you can actually run MathScript programs without installing Labview! It can even output 2D or 3D plots. This is great for plotting function for any school project
Try some simple codes:
a= 0 : 0.1 : 2*pi