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Re: IDL 5.4. Neato. NOT.

On Sun, 29 Oct 2000 07:01:33 -0500, 
Dennis J. Boccippio <djboccip@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>Posting from home so as to forego the possibility that _our_ ODIN vendor 
>will lose my post.  In partial response to Joseph's issue (4) below:
>Q: Will 5.4's non-support of LZW (specifically, WRITE_GIF) balk at _any_ 
>routine named 'WRITE_GIF'?  

>On Un*x, the 'convert' command comes along with a package that I've 
>forgotten - ImageMagick, or libppm, or something...)

Yes, ImageMagick. 

pro write_gif,filename,image,_extra=e
  spawn,'convert temp.bmp '+filename
  spawn,'rm temp.bmp'

is a quick and dirty fix for me. Of course what's needed is a routine which
will identify one's system, hunt down a suitable conversion routine, and
use that.

Colin Rosenthal
Astrophysics Institute
University of Oslo