Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW):3 is a system-design platform and development environment for a visual programming language from National Instruments.
The graphical language is named "G"; not to be confused with G-code. Originally released for the Apple Macintosh in 1986, LabVIEW is commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control, and industrial automation on a variety of operating systems (OSs), including Microsoft Windows, various versions of Unix, Linux, and macOS.
The latest versions of LabVIEW are LabVIEW 2020 and LabVIEW NXG 5.0, released in May 2020. NI released the free for non-commercial use LabVIEW and LabVIEW NXG Community editions on April 28th, 2020.