IDL free download for Mac

IDL for Mac8.5.1

22 January 2016

Data analysis, visualization, cross-platform application development.

What is IDL for Mac

IDL is the ideal software for data analysis, visualization, and cross-platform application development. IDL combines all of the tools you need for any type of project, from "quick-look," interactive analysis and display to large-scale commercial programming projects. Thousands of technical professionals use IDL every day to rapidly develop algorithms, interfaces, and powerful visualizations and quickly crunch through large numerical problems.

The Trial version of IDL will run in a restricted trial mode for seven-minute sessions, enter idldemo at the command prompt.

What's new in IDL

Version 8.5.1:
New Features
  • FILE_MODTIME - You can retrieve the modification time for a file or files using the new FILE_MODTIME function. This is significantly faster than calling FILE_INFO if you only need the modification time.
  • HASH, ORDEREDHASH, DICTIONARY new ::IsFoldCase method - The new IsFoldCase method can be used to check whether a hash, orderedhash, or dictionary is using case-insensitive keys (i.e., whether FOLD_CASE was specified when the object was created). For more details see HASH, DICTIONARY, or ORDEREDHASH.
  • HDF4 VGroup Attribute Routines - For HDF4 files, you can now read and write the attributes for VGroups. For more details see HDF_VG_ATTRFIND, HDF_VG_ATTRINFO, HDF_VG_ATTRGET, and HDF_VG_ATTRSET.
  • IDLnetURL::URLEncode and URLDecode Methods - You can use the new IDLnetURL::URLEncode and URLDecode static methods to convert strings to and from "percent encoding".
  • Write PNG to a Buffer - The WRITE_PNG routine can now write its PNG output to a buffer variable instead of a file. This is useful when you want to convert the image to a Base-64 encoded image and embed it in a web page.
  • Library updates - The HDF4 library has been updated to version 4.2.11, while HDF-EOS has been updated to version 2.19.
How would you rate IDL?
MacUpdate Comment Policy. We strongly recommend leaving comments, however comments with abusive words, bullying, personal attacks of any type will be moderated.
(0 Reviews of )
There are no reviews yet
Help the community
There are no reviews yet, be the first to leave one
App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • G4 or better

Downloaded & Installed 6,180 times

Similar apps
Be the first one to propose an app
similar to IDL.