What is a vi file and how do I open a vi file?
A LabVIEW virtual instrument file contains source code and reference data used by a custom application that was developed using the LabVIEW software, and this means a LabVIEW virtual instrument file is initialized and executed to run the applet itself within the LabVIEW software. The content of a LabVIEW virtual instrument file is integrated with source code compilation standards proprietary to National Instruments, developer of the LabVIEW software. Data encoding specifications also proprietary to National Instruments and the LabVIEW software are also implemented into these LabVIEW virtual instrument files for storing its content in the VI file format. Affixed with the .vi extension, a LabVIEW virtual instrument file is usually created through the LabVIEW software for simulating the functions of physical instruments used for scientific data research and measurement analysis. The "VI" in the VI file format stands for "Virtual Instrument", and an example of a physical instrument that can be simulated by a LabVIEW virtual instrument application is an oscilloscope. These virtual instruments can be developed from VI templates loaded unto the LabVIEW application, or from scratch via the set of functionalities integrated into the LabVIEW software, a program developed for scientific data research and measurement analysis.
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