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Re: Top 10 IDL Requests

Eric Vella <eric.vella@kla-tencor.com> writes:
> ...  But if
> IDL could leverage a useful standard language like Perl, that would be
> enough incentive for me to learn the language and become an advanced
> user.  In addition, IDL would instantly and automatically pick up an
> enormous code base of functions, including all sorts of useful numerical
> algorithms.

In that case, PDL, the Perl Data Language, may suit your needs.  As
far as I understand, it is quite distinct from IDL in terms of syntax,
but has the same concept of vectorized computation.



Craig B. Markwardt, Ph.D.         EMAIL:    craigmnet@cow.physics.wisc.edu
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