To run an IDL program, or to enter an interactive session, just enter idl at the Linux prompt, or idlde for the more "convivial" form:
In the next sections, I will only present the command lines use of IDL, but anything done in IDL is possible in IDLDE.
There is a color mode available in Xemacs.
When you are under IDL, the prompt change to:
and you can already type commands:
IDL> print , 'Hello World'
To exit IDL, type :
IDL courses C. Morisset © 2004 IA/UNAM V 2.2