IDL is the ideal
software for data analysis, visualization, and cross-platform application
development. IDL combines all of the tools you need for any type
of project, from "quick-look," interactive analysis and
display to large-scale commercial programming projects. Thousands
of technical professionals use IDL every day to rapidly develop
algorithms, interfaces, and powerful visualizations and quickly
crunch through large numerical problems.
From data to solutions - get there faster with IDL
IDL Intelligent Tools
Introduced with IDL 6.0,
IDL Intelligent Tools, or iTools, are interactive utilities that give
you the power to quickly and easily perform ad hoc data analysis and
visualization and produce stunning, presentation-quality graphics.
With IDL 6.1 the new iMap tool joins iPlot, iContour, iSurface, iImage
and iVolume to deliver unprecedented functionality and ease of use
for those who prefer a more “application-like” interface
for IDL. IDL 6.1 also includes enhancements that allow users to define
and apply visualization “styles,” record and play back
macros, view detailed audit trails and create resizable graphics for
printing, reporting and use in popular software applications.
IDL Virtual Machine
Starting with IDL 6.0, anyone
with an IDL development license can freely distribute compiled IDL
code using the new IDL Virtual Machine (VM). This free, cross-platform
runtime utility requires no licensing or runtime fees. With IDL 6.1
IDL VM will run directly from the IDL Windows CD. New IDL features
have also been introduced to give IDL VM developers abilities previously
only available through the EXECUTE function.
IDL 6.1 includes read and
write support for the popular JPEG 2000 compression format, giving
researchers and software developers a powerful new method to efficiently
store and handle large image files. The JPEG 2000 support in IDL also
allows IDL users to access, manipulate and edit image data while the
images are still in compressed form.
DICOM File Support for Medical Imaging
and radiologists in the field of medical imaging have relied on IDL
for years to help them get more information from their nuclear medicine,
CT, ultrasound and MRI images. In conjunction with the IDL 6.1 release,
RSI is releasing the new IDL DICOM Toolkit™, an add-on module
for IDL that gives users the ability to read and write DICOM files