Archive for February, 2014

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

TaskDL example

TaskDL is a task farming library for IDL that allows you to farm out tasks using multiple cores of a single computer or even multiple computers. It is available on Linux, OS X, and Windows. Task farming is suitable for tasks which do not need to communicate with each other, i.e. “naturally” or “embarrassingly” parallel […]

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

IDL on GitHub

I’ve been annoyed for a long time that GitHub marks my IDL code as Prolog in the language statistics. After a quick edit to their Linguist package that determines the language, a long wait for the pull request to get accepted, and more waiting for GitHub to rerun the language statistics on my repos, I […]

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Modern IDL 1.3 for IDL 8.3

I’ve updated Modern IDL with some of the new features1 of IDL 8.3. If you purchased a PDF of Modern IDL in the past, you should have received an email (at the address for your PayPal account) from me already with a link to download your new version. If you haven’t received it yet, please […]

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

January 2014 search queries responses

A great blog I read regularly “answers” search queries with funny answers and (as usual for them) drawings on a dry erase board. I’m going to start doing the same thing, without the funny answer or drawings. idl list IDL added lists (and hash tables) in IDL 8.0. If you don’t have IDL 8, check […]

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