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IDL (Interactive Data Language) is the pioneering software for data analysis, visualization, and application development. IDL's features include flexible I/O, 2D plotting, 3D graphics, volume rendering, image processing, integrated mathematics and statistics, a cross-platform GUI toolkit, plus a high-level, array-oriented programming language.

Current Version:   5.2.1

License Type:   Commercial (Student Version available)

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  • Debian Package: No
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  • Other Packages: Slackware Pro

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Windows 3.11, Windows 95, Windows NT, Mac, PowerMac, VAX/VMS, HP-UX, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, SUN, Macintosh, Power Macintosh, Solaris x86, Linux.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Linux 2.0 or higher, 16MB RAM and 24MB recommended, 60MD disk space, CD-ROM drive
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