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Interactive Data Language (IDL)

Interactive Data Language (IDL) is a high-level language for data manipulation, visualization and analysis. IDL has strong signal and image processing capabilities and extensive math and statistical functions. There is extensive web support with hundreds of freely available applications from a large userbase. IDL includes mapping tools and direct access to standard databases. The IDL development environment requires minimal programming skills.

Technical Expertise Required: 
Basic programming skills
Additional Information: 
  • Provides powerful array manipulation tools
  • Includes an advanced and intuitive development environment
  • Supports connectivity to many databases
  • Provides tools for overlaying geospatial data onto maps
MS Windows, Macintosh and Unix