[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: It costs how much?!!?!
- Subject: Re: It costs how much?!!?!
- From: Nick Bower <bowern(at)ses.curtin.edu.au>
- Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 17:29:29 +0800
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Curtin University of Technology
- References: <email@example.com>
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:22389
i received word from IDL product manager some time ago that as of 5.4, RSI
were giving the student version the ass. As they should - array size
limitation. hoh! Instead, an "academic" version for US$495 would be
introduced. Of course this is still out of reach for grad students in
say, Australia, where this translates to AUD$950 on account of investor
obsession with US markets.
Bill - if you're a linux user, you may try PyDL (plug).
> Wow. I have been hanging around this newsgroup reading for a little
> while now and I downloaded a demo of IDL a month or two ago to
> determine what IDL could do. Despite being limited to a 7 minute demo
> now, I am quite impressed. I finally got around to asking RSI exactly
> how much it cost... WOW. I am a meager graduate student and my
> supervisor isn't too keen on paying so much money for software which he
> figures I can live without... "How much??? (cough, cough, weeze) I'm
> sure you can do that in Excel" were his exact words. I'd buy it
> myself, but there is no way I could afford it at what they quoted me.
> I looked into the 'student version' but it is far too limited to be of
> much use with my *large* datasets. I guess it is back to
> fortran, 'gri' and 'gnuplot' for me :(
> Will the people at RSI ever come back to reality here? Their academic
> prices are simply too high (a few hundred dollars perhaps) but what
> they are asking is crazy. I would have thought that us
> engineering/physics graduate students are the people that RSI would
> target sales for! In a few years, I'll be in industry making decisions
> about software purchases... too bad they don't realize this...
> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.