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Re: JHU/APL/S1R IDL Library update.
- Subject: Re: JHU/APL/S1R IDL Library update.
- From: Ray Sterner SRO <sterner(at)tesla.jhuapl.edu>
- Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:01:27 -0500
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, USA
- References: <3A8D78F3.8DC233BF@tesla.jhuapl.edu>
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:23576
Ray Sterner SRO wrote:
> It's been a little while since my last update, but it's now ready.
> JHU/APL/S1R IDL anonymous ftp site update notice
> The last update was made on 2001 Feb 16.
> The previous update was made on 1998 Apr 24.
It's there now (ftp://fermi.jhuapl.edu/pub/idl/)
I was rushing to do the update on Friday and ended up putting it in an
ftp directory. I thought it was the right one, it had all the old
I should have checked. First I knew of the problem was when Reimar
that it wasn't there. I had to track down the new ftp directory this
hopefully it's accessable now without a problem. This shouldn't even
be in an ftp
site, should be pure http, maybe I'll move it sometime.
I meant to update this library some time ago, but when I'd get a bit
of time I
always thought of something else fun to write in IDL so had trouble
the library update. I've also been busy on the NEAR project, it was
just before and during the landing. I was notified they wanted to put
images on the web page as they came in. So I wrote an IDL routine to
check for a
new image and put some slightly processed copies on the web as Image
of the Minute.
They actually came in a couple times a minute. A simple spinoff from
that IDl routine
was used to load the images to live NASA TV. That routine was tested
the day of the
landing. It worked pretty much, but would blow up sometimes. I
figured it was seeing
a new image but had trouble reading it when it wasn't all there yet.
But I remembered
something from a David Fanning class I took a long time ago, error
catch. Using IDL's builtin help I was able to make that take care of
the problem and
both IDL routines worked perfectly during the descent. By the way,
the raw images
were processed using IDL before I got them. So IDL had a big part in
look good last monday.
Ray Sterner email@example.com
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