On Linux/Solaris systems, the IDL 8 on-line help will by default launch in your default web browser. However, there are some scenarios where you may want the IDL help to launch in a browser that is not your default browser. For example, if your default web browser is Google Chrome, you may find that the IDL 8.1 on-line help does not work very ...
In the latest releases of IDL, users who run Advanced Math and Stats (IMSL) on Windows or Mac machines that are 64 bit may encounter the following error :
% MATHSTAT_166: Dynamically loadable module is unavailable on this platform: IMSL.
When this error occurs, it means that IMSL is not supported in the 64 bit version of IDL. It is ...
Plotting error bars in the new graphics in IDL 8.0 and 8.1 can produce bars that extend beyond the limites of the plot axis.
The following tech tip explains a workaround for those who would like to see those error bars clipped just at the axis borderline.
To produce error bars in a new graphics plot the following function ...
In Windows systems the usage of multibyte characters and/or non-english strings in widgets is not straight forward. The reasons are:
A- IDL widgets need default encoding for the chosen language
B- IDL Workbench use by default UTF-8 encoding format
Two basic configurations will have to be set up in advance in order to be ...
The question is how to produce a plot that has both a linear and a logarithmic Y axes.
The following code is an example of how to accomplish this in IDL using the new graphic functions.
To be able to have two different data sets in a right and left Y axis, the user will need to give a fake data set to be able to plot ...
Maintenance Program Changes and Reminders:
All customers must be current on maintenance to receive ...