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Starting IDL

Starting IDL

The easiest way to start IDL is by launching the IDL Workbench, which is an Eclipse-based graphical user interface.

You can also run IDL in command-line mode, which uses a text-only interface and sends output to your terminal screen or shell window.

IDL is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions for Windows and a 64-bit version for Macintosh, Solaris, and Linux. You can execute the 64-bit version only if your system supports 64-bit operations, but you can run the 32-bit Windows version on a 64-bit Windows system. See Command-line Options for IDL Startup  for details.

The following table lists the various ways to launch IDL:

 

 

Mode

Operating
System

32-/64-bit
Executable

Workbench

Command-line

Windows

32-bit

On 32-bit platforms:

Start > IDL x.x > IDL

On 64-bit platforms:

Start > IDL x.x > Tools > IDL (32-bit)

On 32-bit platforms:

Start > IDL x.x > Tools > IDL Command Line

On 64-bit platforms:

Start > IDL x.x > Tools > IDL Command Line (32-bit)

 

64-bit

Start > IDL x.x > IDL

Start > IDL x.x > Tools > IDL Command Line

Macintosh

64-bit

Double-click on the idl icon in your IDL installation folder

or

Enter idlde at the X11 Terminal window shell prompt

Click on the idl icon in your IDL installation folder

or

Enter idl at the X11 Terminal window shell prompt

Solaris and Linux

64-bit

Enter idlde at the shell prompt

Enter idl at the shell prompt

 

 

Note: To launch IDL from the shell prompt, you must first explicitly open a terminal window and set up each IDL user's environment.

Quitting IDL


To quit IDL, type EXIT at the IDL command prompt.



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