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Re: IDL from home, via modem
- Subject: Re: IDL from home, via modem
- From: "Ian E. Sprod" <Ian.Sprod(at)gsfc.nasa.gov>
- Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 16:30:04 -0400
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center -- Greenbelt, Maryland USA
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hi IDL fans:
> There must be others of you who sometimes need to work on IDL
> remotely from home, via modem. I'd like to tap into the current
> wisdom on the best way to handle this. I'm considering here
> working with datasets that are quite large, so transferring them
> and running IDL on my home computer wouldn't be feasible.
> I currently have a classic Mac and use a tek4105 terminal emulator,
> and display graphics using device 'tek'. This is OK (especially
> considering I have a small screen and B/W only, anyway). I was
> wondering what other options there would be, and also what works best for
> the Windows PC users among you. Tektronix emulation?
> X Windows? Linux/X Windows? Are there other devices besides
> 'X' and 'tek' which I could use to display on a PC or Mac?
> I apologize if this post is somewhat off topic - I will summarize
> e-mail responses I receive if there is interest. Thanks.
> Meta Sienkiewicz
I often work from home on a Mac at 14.4kbps to run IDL on my
workstation at work. My current solution is
to run NCSA Telnet and Netscape on my Mac at home. I can type
IDL commands in the Telnet window once I have connected to the
workstation. For the graphics I use the Z buffer and periodically
do a ...
in order to write the screen out as a GIF to a web-accessible directory.
Then I use Netscape to view the GIF.
This is pretty speedy as GIF is a VERY compact image format.
I used to use MacX, but that was SO slow and painful I would not
recommend it over a modem unless you are an extremely patient
Ian E. Sprod | 301-286-8036 | FAX 301-286-1616 |
Hughes STX, Code 921, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD