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XQuartz/X11 failing to launch automatically when running ENVI or IDL

XQuartz/X11 failing to launch automatically when running ENVI or IDL

10/23/2014

PROBLEM: Some IDL and ENVI users on Mac OS X (10.7 or later) have reported that X11 fails to launch automatically when IDL or ENVI is started by double clicking on the application launch icon. Possible causes for this problem may be: 1.) X11/XQuartz configuration is not complete 2.) Corrupted X11/XQuartz ... more »

Using IDL and ENVI on Mac OS X Requires X11/XQuartz

Using IDL and ENVI on Mac OS X Requires X11/XQuartz

10/17/2014

PROBLEM: Running IDL and ENVI on Mac OS X requires the installation of X11/XQuartz on the system. X11/XQuartz does not come pre-installed on Mac OS X and requires a separate download and installation of this product. Here are some example symptoms of using IDL on a Mac OS X system without X11/XQuartz: * The IDL Workbench can be started but ... more »

IDL 8.4 Release Notes

IDL 8.4 Release Notes

9/22/2014

Supported Platforms Platform Hardware Operating System Supported Versions Windows Intel/AMD 32-bit XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8 Intel/AMD 64-bit XP, ... more »

Techniques for improving IDL code

Techniques for improving IDL code

9/5/2014

Topic This article describes techniques that can be used to improve the performance of IDL programs. (NOTE: Most of the text in this article was taken from Mark Piper's "Scientific Programming with IDL" manual) Discussion Some techniques to improve the speed and memory usage of IDL programs is shown below: 1) Vectorization Vectorization is ... more »

IDL 8.3 Workbench may crash when running on a recent Linux version on a machine using an Intel

IDL 8.3 Workbench may crash when running on a recent Linux version on a machine using an Intel "Haswell" CPU

7/29/2014

The IDL 8.3 Workbench may crash at launch time when running on a recent Linux version (for example, Fedora 20 or openSUSE 13.1) on a machine that uses an Intel "Haswell" family CPU. SOLUTION To fix this problem, download and install the latest ENVI 5.1/IDL 8.3 Hotfix from the Exelis VIS website. The hotfix download link can be accessed by ... more »

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Exelis VIS Technical Support Policy Updates

9/25/2014

Maintenance Program Changes and Reminders: All customers must be current on maintenance to receive ... more »

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