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IDL compatible incremental compiler

The Gnu Data Language (GDL) is a free alternative to the data visualization and analysis tool, called IDL (Interactive Data Language), frequently used by scientists.

GDL and its library routines are designed as a tool for numerical data analysis and visualisation. GDL is dynamically typed, vectorized and has object-oriented programming capabilities. The library routines handle numerical calculations, data visualisation, signal/image processing, file input/output (incl. graphical and scientific data formats such as TIFF, PNG, netCDF, HDF etc) and interaction with host OS.

Despite its name, GDL is not a GNU package.



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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey19 May 2004

Leaders and contributors

Marc Schellens Maintainer
Christopher Lee Contributor
Joel Gales Contributor

Resources and communication

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Developer Download
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Debian Homepage
Developer Bug Tracking
Debian Download
Developer General
Gentoo Homepage
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite matplotlib (Python)
Required to use plplot
Required to use gsl
Required to use readline
Weak prerequisite netcdf

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 January 2017.


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