Archive for May, 2015

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A simple multicore library for IDL

For some time, I have had a need for an easy way to make use of all of the cores of a single machine through multiple threads or processes, i.e., not a SIMD/vectorized paradigm. The IDL_IDLBridge is capable of doing this, but setup and usage is fairly painful. To make it easier, I have created […]

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

mgunit 1.5 released

mgunit 1.5 has been released! New features include: Passing keywords to MGUNIT down to MGutTestCase subclasses. Reporting coverage of tested routines. Adding Cobertura output option. Allowing up to 8 arguments for substituting into ASSERT error message. I am most excited with the reporting of code coverage in this version, making use of an IDL 8.4 […]

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

MG_LOG sublogger level handling change

If you use subloggers in MG_LOG (in the dist_tools directory of mglib), I have made a big change in how the priority of a sublogger message is handled.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015

mgunit: unit testing in IDL

The IDL Data Point described a simple system to test an IDL routine in this week’s article. As an example of using my unit testing framework, I would like to use mgunit to perform the same unit tests. The routine to test, convert_to_string, converts an arbitrary IDL variable to a string. In the mgunit framework, […]

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