Archive for January, 2010

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

3rd Annual IDL User Group Meeting

ITT VIS announced the 3rd Annual IDL User Group Meeting scheduled for February 24 (with hands-on seminars on February 23) in Boulder, CO at LASP. Topics include: Atmospheric and Cryospheric Analyses Climate Modeling General Physics and Mathematics Graphics and Visualization GPU Processing Cluster Processing Graphics Enhancements with IDL New Functionality in the IDL Core Language […]

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Friday, January 15th, 2010

Top posts of 2009

Here are the most popular posts of 2009: Apple Keynote templates for posters Overview of flow visualization in IDL Path management IDL roadmap Google Earth user function for ENVI 1RM: Mac OS X Dashboard widget Processing with Javascript Regular expressions Response to Why IDL Sucks A simple 3D object graphics example Only one of these […]

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010

rIDL development

The first goal for my rIDL project was to completely emulate of all of command line IDL’s functionality. Once that is implemented, then extra cool stuff can be added. I’m getting close this goal (of course, I couldn’t help myself and there is some extra cool stuff in there already). I have addressed two items […]

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

SciPy 2009

Proceedings of the 8th Python in Science Conference are now available. I would love to have something like this for IDL. Link via Gaël Varoquaux.

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

GMT color table catalog

Here is a catalog of the color tables from cpt-city that can be read into IDL with VIS_CPT2CT that I wrote about previously.

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Monday, January 4th, 2010


Homebrew is a packaging system for Mac OS X, similar to Fink or MacPorts. I have used both Fink and MacPorts, but do not like having an entirely separate system of installs. Homebrew can install in /usr/local like a normal, well-behaved installation. I installed Homebrew in /usr/local with the recommended commands, except I used sudo […]

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