Welcome to my web site about programming with IDL - Interactive Data Language.
I use IDL extensively in my research and teaching and have written an introductory textbook to teach basic scientific programming using IDL.
IDL, from Exelis Visual Information Solutions, is an interactive programming language with powerful data analysis and visualization capabilities. IDL is used in many scientific and engineering fields, including physics, astronomy, satellite imaging and remote sensing, atmospheric science and oceanography, chemical engineering, and medical imaging.
This web site provides information about my book, including downloadable files containing the example programs from the book, solutions to selected exercises, and some useful programs that I have developed for my own research.
Students can purchase the student version of IDL at a discounted price from Exelis VIS.
If you use this book as a text for a course, please drop me a line and let me know. I am collecting ideas and suggestions for a possible second edition.