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Author Gumley, Liam E. (Liam Edward)

Title Practical IDL programming : creating effective data analysis and visualization applications / Liam E. Gumley
Published San Diego : Morgan Kaufmann, 2002


Description 1 online resource (xx, 508 pages) : illustrations
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Fundamentals of IDL Syntax -- Chapter 3: Writing IDL Programs -- Chapter 4: Input and Output -- Chapter 5: Direct Graphics -- Chapter 6: Plotting Data -- Chapter 7: Displaying Images -- Chapter 8 Creating Graphical Output -- Chapter 9: Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) -- Appendix A: IDL on the Internet -- Appendix B: Mathematical Routines -- Appendix C: Widget Event Structures -- Appendix D: Widget Properties -- Appendix E: Graphics Device Properties
Summary Increasingly, scientists and engineers must quickly and efficiently analyze and visualize extremely large sets of data. Interactive Data Language, IDL, was designed to address just this need. A popular data analysis and visualization programming environment, IDL is used worldwide by scientists and engineers in fields as diverse as the physical sciences, medical physics, and engineering test and analysis. In Practical IDL Programming, Liam E. Gumley provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of procedural programming in IDL. He presents concise information on how to develop IDL programmers that are well structured, reliable, and efficient. The example programs in the book demonstrate key concepts and provide functionality that can be applied immediately. In addition, the book offers readers practical tips and advice on IDL programming, which they would otherwise discover only after years of experience. While only modest prior programming experience is assumed, readers with experience in any procedural language will quickly translate their skills to IDL, learning the best programming practices for this new environment. Scientists, engineers, and students in educational, government, and commercial research and development environments will all appreciate the author's guidance in helping them effectively analyze and visualize data. * Presents a comprehensive and detailed treatment of IDL data types, operators, expressions, array operations, input and output, direct graphics, plotting and imaging, publication quality output, and graphical user interfaces. * Designed for novices and experienced IDL users and programmers alike. * Provides an accompanying Web site with downloadable versions of all IDL programs in the book and a link to downloadable demonstration versions of the IDL software
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Interactive Data Language (Electronic resource)
Interactive Data Language (Electronic resource) blmlsh
Interactive Data Language (Electronic resource) fast (OCoLC)fst01402688
Subject COMPUTERS -- Programming Languages -- C♯
COMPUTERS -- Programming Languages -- Java.
COMPUTERS -- Programming Languages -- Pascal.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585456593