I’ve updated the PDF version of Modern IDL to fix some typos. If you bought a copy of the PDF, you should receive an email this weekend (to the email address used to buy the book) with instructions on downloading the new PDF. I’ve included an omitted program from the example programs also, so follow the correct download link at Modern IDL.
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I'm a software developer focusing on high-performance computing and visualization in scientific programming. I work mostly in IDL, but occasionally use C, CUDA, and Python.
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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