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IDL-Python Bridge Advanced Setup


The purpose of this article is to provide a general resource for how to set up different shell environments in a way that keeps a parent shell, terminal, or command prompt from having the Python variables set. The reason for this is that there can be issues when launching other programs after the IDL-Python bridge has been set up due to system ... more »

Examples illustrating recursive / nonrecursive search for files from a given set of directories


QUESTION: How do I programmatically find all the file with a certain file name extension from a given set of directories? ANSWER: The FILE_SEARCH routine provides a easy way to do this, where a single call can search a single directory or a set of directories provided as a string array.  FILE SEARCH can search in a given directory or ... more »

IDL 8.5 Release Notes


Supported Platforms Platform Hardware Operating System Supported Versions Windows Windows Intel/AMD 64-bit 7, 8, 10 Macintosh Intel 64-bit OS X ... more »

How to start an IDL Command Line session from an already open terminal window on Mac OS X?


QUESTION: How to start an IDL Command Line session from an already open terminal window (as opposed to double clicking on the "IDLCommandLine" icon provided with the IDL installation) on Mac OS X? ANSWER: A) Instructions to manually set up a (Apple or XQuartz/X11) terminal window session to run an IDL Command Line session.   1) ... more »

How do I draw Legend graphic samples that show only 1 symbol instead of 3?


QUESTION:  How do I draw Legend graphic samples that show only 1 symbol instead of 3?  ANSWER:  By default, the Legend function graphic displays samples containing symbols using 3 symbols.  To create Legend samples that only display 1 symbol, you can position the symbols to overlap by setting ... more »

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Exelis VIS Technical Support Policy Updates


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