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Can I Integrate Python Code in LabVIEW?

Updated Mar 28, 2019

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Programming Language

  • Python

Issue Details

I'm trying to integrate code developed in Python LabVIEW, What alternatives are offered by National Instruments?


LabVIEW 2018 introduces the Python Node, which provides native capability to intuitively call a Python script from a LabVIEW Block Diagram.  It uses LabVIEW primitives, providing a way to interoperate between the languages with low latency. 

For more advanced usage with Python, including class method support, debugging, deployment of the Python interpreter and package dependencies, we recommend the Python Integration Toolkit for LabVIEW by Enthought. With fast two-way communication between environments, your LabVIEW project can benefit from thousands of mature, well-tested software packages in the Python ecosystem. Quickly and efficiently access scientific and engineering tools for signal processing, machine learning, image analysis, data import/export, and more. With only minimal coding on the Python side, this extraordinarily simple interface provides access to all of Python’s capabilities. See the getting started guide for further information.

Additional Information

Other resources about National Instruments products and Python can be found in Python Resources for NI Hardware and Software.
For information about Python functions included in LabVIEW 2018 see Python Functions​ - LabVIEW Help.


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