You all know that Release 14 was just released (which will probably put me out of the File Exchange business since the new features make my most popular files irrelevant). One of the things I'm most excited about is the introduction of Instrument Drivers to the Instrument Control Toolbox. We can now put away our programmers manuals, and use high level commands to control popular (and even unpopular) instruments.
Be sure to check out the ever-growing list of drivers in the new "Instrument Drivers
" section of the File Exchange.
In the interest of full disclosure (as if I actually had some journalistic credability), I must say that I'm friends with the developers who added this capability. But, hey, what good's a free job like manning POTW if you can't slip your friends something occasionally!