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Author Bowman, Kenneth P

Title An introduction to programming with IDL : Interactive Data Language / Kenneth P. Bowman
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2006

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 286 pages, [8] pages of illustrations) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Part I IDL BASICS -- Chapter 1 -- Introduction -- Chapter 2 -- IDL Manuals and Books -- Chapter 3 -- Interactive IDL -- Chapter 4 -- IDL Scripts (Batch Jobs) -- Chapter 5 -- Integer Constants and Variables -- Chapter 6 -- Floating-Point Constants and Variables -- Chapter 7 -- Using Arrays -- Chapter 8 -- Searching and Sorting -- Chapter 9 -- Structures -- PART II INPUT AND OUTPUT -- Chapter 10 -- Printing Text -- Chapter 11 -- Reading Text -- Chapter 12 -- Writing and Reading Binary Files -- Chapter 13 -- Reading NetCDF Files -- Chapter 14 -- Writing NetCDF Files -- PART III PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND CONTROL -- Chapter 15 -- Procedures and Functions -- Chapter 16 -- Program Control -- PART IV GRAPHICS -- Chapter 17 -- Line Graphs -- Chapter 18 -- Contour and Surface Plots -- Chapter 19 -- Mapping -- Chapter 20 -- Printing Graphics -- Chapter 21 -- Color and Image Display -- Chapter 22 -- Animation -- PART V APPLICATIONS -- Chapter 23 -- Statistics and Pseudorandom Numbers -- Chapter 24 -- Interpolation -- Chapter 25 -- Fourier Analysis -- Appendix A An IDL Style Guide -- Appendix B Example Procedures, Functions, Scripts, and Data Files
Summary In todays information age, scientists and engineers must quickly and efficiently analyze extremely large sets of data. One of the best tools to accomplish this is Interactive Data Language (IDLʼ), a programming and visualization environment that facilitates numerical modeling, data analysis, and image processing. IDLs high-level language and powerful graphics capabilities allow users to write more flexible programs much faster than is possible with other programming languages. An Introduction to Programming with IDL enables students new to programming, as well as those with experience in other programming languages, to rapidly harness IDLs capabilities: fast, interactive performance; array syntax; dynamic data typing; and built-in graphics. Each concept is illustrated with sample code, including many complete short programs. Margin notes throughout the text quickly point readers to the relevant sections of IDL manuals End-of-chapter summaries and exercises help reinforce learning Students who purchase the book are eligible for a substantial discount on a student version of the IDL software
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 277) and index
Notes English
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SUBJECT Interactive Data Language (Electronic resource) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2005056990
Interactive Data Language (Electronic resource) fast
Subject Interactive computer systems.
Application software -- Development.
Mathematical statistics -- Data processing.
COMPUTERS -- Programming Languages -- C♯
COMPUTERS -- Programming Languages -- Java.
COMPUTERS -- Programming Languages -- Pascal.
Application software -- Development
Interactive computer systems
Mathematical statistics -- Data processing
IDL (programmeertaal)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780120885596
012088559X
9780080489278
0080489273
1281053236
9781281053237
9786611053239
6611053239