IDL 8.0 is out! Download here (the normally long download was quite fast for me). Stay tuned for a sequence of articles here highlighting features I am excited about in IDL 8.0: lists and hashes, the new graphics routines, operator overloading, language changes, new help system, and Workbench changes.
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I currently work for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory. Previously, I worked for Tech-X Corporation, where I was the main developer for GPULib, a library of IDL bindings for GPU accelerated computation routines.
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