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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 »

Plotting the globe 360 degrees from an arbitrary starting point


  Creating a map of the Earth from an arbitrary starting longitude is useful because the standard map in IDL is limited to +/- 180 degrees. As an example, the way that IDL works is if you plot a map from 90 degrees East to 90 degrees West, the IDL map will stop at 180 degrees West and not continue on. To work around this, we can ... more »

How to add a subversion (SVN) connection in IDL without an internet connection


When attempting to upload a subversion (SVN) connector to IDL, it is expected that the machine has an internet connection available to download and install the content.  However, in some situations (such as in classified environments), it may not be possible to have an internet connection available.  The below instructions ... more »

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Exelis VIS Technical Support Policy Updates


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