I want to display CAN Data on my laptop. Any suggestions?
We use EPICS http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/ for that at SLAC. It runs on Linux, Mac and Windows (apparently). There are probably plenty of other packages. Did you do a Google search for "CANBUS" and your laptop's platform? If so, let us know what you found and why it didn't work. If not, well, you know the drill.
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It appears to be over my head. Thanks for the response.
Sorry :-( Are you acquiring your CANBUS from a car, or a "real" data acquisition system? For cars, there are plug-in devices you can purchase for (I think) a couple hundred bucks, and they can dump the data in ASCII or CSV format, rather than the native CANBUS binary. If you're part of a group working with a real data-acquisition or process-control system, then they ought to already have a software package (like EPICS, or maybe LabView?) that can do what you want.