Archive for August, 2009

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

IDL 7.1: iTools procedural API

One major problem with the iTools is that controlling them via a script can be quite complicated (and I’m not even talking about extending them, i.e., adding new capabilities to them). IDL 7.1 is a major change in the programmatic iTools API: many routines were renamed, several routines were added, and a couple keywords were […]

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

MAKE_RT über-installation

The MAKE_RT routine was added in IDL 7.0 to make it easier to distribute an application that runs on the IDL Virtual Machine. Given the location of a .sav file and an application name, MAKE_RT copies the .sav file and all the IDL Virtual Machine files necessary to run it into the output directory. It […]

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Snow Leopard available for pre-order

Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” is available for pre-order from for $29. One of the features of Snow Leopard, is OpenCL, basically a wrapper around CUDA which is emerging as a standard for writing GPU processing code.

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