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IDL is a data analysis language that first appeared in 1977.


IDL versions can be activated using specific module files:

module load apps/idl/8.5/binary
module load apps/sswidl/8.5/binary

Then run using idl. Note apps/sswidl/8.5 is the SolarSoft IDL environment.

The IDL licence is restricted - please contact us via helpdesk if you need to use this software.

Installation notes

Installation of IDL 8.5 on Sharc was a binary installation. IDL 8.5 was installed using the script; the module file is /usr/local/modulefiles/apps/idl/8.5/binary.