IDL

IDL's primary use is in the analysis and display of scientific data through its programming, plotting, and image display facilities.

Features

  • 2-D Plotting & Contouring
  • Surface Plotting & 3-D Graphics
  • Graphic Effects
  • Color Systems
  • Curve & Surface Fitting
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Eigensystems
  • Linear Systems
  • Sparse Linear Systems
  • Nonlinear Systems and Root Finding
  • Multi-Dimensional Optimization
  • Special & Transcendental Functions
  • Correlation Analysis and Forecasting
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Multi-Dimensional Gridding and Interpolation
  • Mapping
  • Development and Programming Tools
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • User Interface Toolkit
  • IDL Insight
  • IDL DataMiner Option

Using IDL at NERSC

First load the IDL module

module load idl

and start IDL by running

idl
Or to use the IDL development environment, type
idlde

IDL has a rich set of demos. To view them, in the IDL command line, type:

demo

Availability at NERSC

We currently support IDL 8.5 (default), 8.3, and 8.2.

Additional resources

For more information on IDL, please refer to the IDL software home page.