[volt-nuts] do you like Labview in your labs?

Marvin E. Gozum marvin.gozum at jefferson.edu
Tue Dec 7 00:07:45 UTC 2010

Until the curruculum committee meets, often just yearly, and approves 
any tools to substitute or add, the existing ones remain. If a 
committee perceives future employers find Mathlab and Labview skills 
a plus, and now they have been substituted or eliminated, will it be 
a handicap?  How much evaluation exams or skills test are tied into a 
tool?  Many schools, for example, do not approve of Wikipedia for 
reasons outlined here:


You can disagree, but administration generally makes all the 
rules.  Its the speed of bureaucracy.

When I was in college I was the transition group to last use slide 
rule and math tables.  The committee didn't know how to deal with it; 
in a relatively short time it would make obsolete a skill taught for 
over 100 years to technical majors.  Calculators were widespread, but 
it was still not approved.

At 09:34 AM 12/6/2010, shalimr9 at gmail.com wrote:
>I don't understand why the university would force the students to 
>use Matlab (even though they provide a free login, this login 
>expires when the class is over) when quality free tools like Octave 
>are available.

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