chapter  10
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Software packages Selecting a software package

It should be self-evident that the effectiveness of any PC-based data acquisition, instrumentation, or control system will be dependent not only upon the hardware employed but also upon the software which controls the system. Software has a vital role to play in that it provides an interface and acts as an intermediary between the user and the physical components of the system. Furthermore, the degree of control, flexibility, and ease of use will largely be dependent upon this software interface.