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Re: Good text for beginners?

Kelly Dean wrote:
>  My suggestions to students that become first time IDL users here at CSU -
> review Dave Fanning's IDL Programming Techniques. It's not only helpful for
> beginners, but it teaches you how to use IDL correctly. I see many people with
> knowledge of FORTRAN or C attempt to program in IDL, only to see them become
> frustrated and label IDL as a slow and cumbersome langauge.

Well, it *is* slow. (I say that with raised eyebrows, not fists :o) 


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