Review of IDL
One of the strengths of IDL is its cross-platform capabilities. IDL is an interpreted language and applications written in it are executed within the IDL environment. Consequently most applications can be moved to other platforms with little or no modification. Supported platforms for IDL version 5.0 are:
|Hardware||Operating System||Hardware||Operating System|
|VMS 6.2||VAX||VMS 6.2|
|Digital UNIX 4.0||HP PaRisc||HP-UX 10.1|
|IBM RS/600||AIX 4.1||Intel x86||Linux 2.0|
|SGI R4000||Irix 5.3/6.2||Sun Sparc||Solaris1 and Solaris 2|
|Windows 3.11, 95, NT||Dec Alpha AXP||Windows NT|
|MacOS 7.1.2||PowerPC||MacOS 7.1.2|
This (5.0) is the final release of IDL for Macintosh OS on Motorola 680x0 processors. This is the final release of IDL for Microsoft Windows version 3.11. This is the final release of IDL for VAX VMS (support will continue for Alpha VMS).
For the purposes of this review the Windows 95 version of IDL was used, running on an Intel Pentium II with 32MB of RAM.
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