Über den Autor
Liam E. Gumley is a researcher at the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has developed his expertise in IDL by analyzing and visualizing large earth science datasets acquired by NASA earth-orbiting satellites and aircraft. He has also developed high-end application programs in IDL, including an application for visualizing data from a NASA airborne imaging sensor. He si a frequent contributor to the IDL Usenet newsgroup.
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Fundamentals of IDL Syntax Chapter 3: Writing IDL Programs Chapter 4: Input and Output Chapter 5: Direct Graphics Chapter 6: Plotting Data Chapter 7: Displaying Images Chapter 8 Creating Graphical Output Chapter 9: Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) Appendix A: IDL on the Internet Appendix B: Mathematical Routines Appendix C: Widget Event Structures Appendix D: Widget Properties Appendix E: Graphics Device Properties
Interactive Data Language, IDL, was designed to quickly and efficiently analyze and visualize extremely large sets of data. This work provides a foundation in the fundamentals of procedural programming in IDL. It also includes example programs that demonstrate key concepts and provide functionality that can be applied immediately.
* Presents a comprehensive and detailed treatment of IDL data types, operators, expressions, array operations, input and output, direct graphics, plotting and imaging, publication quality output, and graphical user interfaces.
* Designed for novices and experienced IDL users and programmers alike.
* Provides an accompanying Web site with downloadable versions of all IDL programs in the book and a link to downloadable demonstration versions of the IDL software.