An Introduction to Programming with IDL

An Introduction to Programming with IDL

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In todaya€™s information age, scientists and engineers must quickly and efficiently analyze extremely large sets of data. One of the best tools to accomplish this is Interactive Data Language (IDLAr), a programming and visualization environment that facilitates numerical modeling, data analysis, and image processing. IDLa€™s high-level language and powerful graphics capabilities allow users to write more flexible programs much faster than is possible with other programming languages. An Introduction to Programming with IDL enables students new to programming, as well as those with experience in other programming languages, to rapidly harness IDLa€™s capabilities: fast, interactive performance; array syntax; dynamic data typing; and built-in graphics. Each concept is illustrated with sample code, including many complete short programs. AmMargin notes throughout the text quickly point readers to the relevant sections of IDL manuals AmEnd-of-chapter summaries and exercises help reinforce learning AmStudents who purchase the book are eligible for a substantial discount on a student version of the IDL softwareI suggest that you try to follow these guidelines closely, at least until you consider yourself to be well-skilled at IDL programming. The rules may seem both tedious and unnecessary, but believe me, time spent cleaning up your programs is not time wasted! ... Some development environments, including the IDLDE and the emacs mode for IDL, will automatically color code the text of your programs (for example, ... Some colors may show well on the screen but not on the printed page.

Title:An Introduction to Programming with IDL
Author: Kenneth P. Bowman
Publisher:Academic Press - 2006-01-05

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