This Help Article provides a download to additional documentation for IDL 8.0 regarding Building Projects in the IDL Workbench.
The following link can be used to download additional documentation for IDL 8.0 in PDF format:
Topics include: IDL_PATH Management with Projects, Project Build Concepts, IDL ...
If a save file that contains byte arrays or scalars is created using IDL 8.0, the resulting save file will only work in IDL 8.0, but it will fail in previous versions of IDL.
The solution is to install the IDL 8.0.1 patch.
To reproduce the problem run IDL 8.0 and then execute the following lines:
### In IDL ...
For assistance with downloading or distributing the IDL Virtual Machine, please see Help Article 12395
Note: These instructions are based on the latest release of IDL. For previous releases, please see "Starting a Virtual Machine Application" in the corresponding version of IDL Help.
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IDL 8.0 introduces the ability to index an array with a negative value. Many modern languages such as Ruby, Pearl, PHP, and Python also use this convention. This can be advantageous when you need to refer to the last index of an array without having to know how many elements exist in the array. For example the following ...
Note: For IDL 8.2 or later, the IDL Online Help and PDF files can be found on the Exelis Visual Information Solutions web site at:
An issue regarding southern hemisphere projection systems has been addressed in the latest patch/hotfix ...