Archive for October, 2012

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Sketchy plots

Not sure where I would ever use it, but I would love to be able to produce these xkcd-style plots in IDL, currently available in Javascript with d3, R, and Python with matplotlib. An academic paper has been written about this and even provides a Processing implementation. From the abstract: Results suggest that where a […]

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Modern IDL “PDF catch up” sale

Good news for those people who bought the hardcopy version of Modern IDL, but didn’t take advantage of getting the PDF for only $10 more and now are a bit jealous of the updates to the PDF! A $10 PDF copy of Modern IDL (for previous hardcopy buyers only) is available for a limited time. […]

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Monday, October 15th, 2012

TextMate 2 bundle

I have a decent draft of a TextMate 2 bundle (only useful if you are using the Mac OS X editor, TextMate 2). Some features over the old bundle: handles DLM files, i.e., highlighting, completion, etc. handles constants better updated for IDL 8.2.1 IDL theme included (similar, but not identical, to IDL Workbench defaults) some […]

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Modern IDL updated for IDL 8.2.1

Modern IDL has been updated for the IDL 8.2.1 release from last week. If you bought a PDF of Modern IDL, you should get an email with a link to download the updated version.

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Monday, October 8th, 2012

Online help online!

The IDL Online Help is now online! I can now finally link to the help page for CONGRID. Third party libraries are also included in the “Documentation Center“. My personal library1 is present, but the parsing of my routines used by the Doc Center doesn’t catch all the comments in the headers. I’m working on […]

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

IDL 8.2.1 released

IDL 8.2.1 has been released: Last, an editorial. Though 8.2.1 includes bug fixes (52 CRs closed), we’re also adding several new features, so it feels like more than just a maintenance release. I think this is a result of us getting better at the “release early, release often” software philosophy. I’m downloading now. UPDATE: note […]

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