How to add Greek letters (or other special characters) into an IDL widget button

How to add Greek letters (or other special characters) into an IDL widget button

12/15/2022

The IDLDE Editor supports some UTF-8 characters, but the IDL Console and Widgets do not, so you may see differences in the way some characters are displayed in different areas of IDL. Widgets can be especially tricky since they use device (system) fonts. You will be at the mercy of the available fonts on your operating system as to what... Read More >

CURSOR procedure freezes IDL or behaves unexpectedly when running IDL remotely via SSH on MacOS

CURSOR procedure freezes IDL or behaves unexpectedly when running IDL remotely via SSH on MacOS

12/14/2022

PROBLEM: This issue only occurs when IDL is run remotely via SSH from another computer while you are physcially sitting at a MacOS computer. The remote machine may either be Linux or MacOS. The typical access method is through something like "ssh -X". When using the CURSOR procedure in IDL and clicking within the graphics... Read More >

An example of how to use IDLnetURL to download data secured through OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol

An example of how to use IDLnetURL to download data secured through OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol

12/14/2022

QUESTION: How can IDL be used to programmatically download data secured through OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol?   ANSWER / EXAMPLE: This is doable with IDLnetURL! In this example, we will download VIIRS satellite data from the Colorado School of Mines in this... Read More >

How to transfer your IDL Command History file to another computer or user

How to transfer your IDL Command History file to another computer or user

12/14/2022

Background: By default, IDL will store your recently-entered commands into a special buffer memory/file called the IDL Command History. These commands can be viewed, edited, and re-entered by the user for convenience. In the IDL Workbench, the Command History view to the right of the Console displays the command history, organized by... Read More >

SARScape: How to estimate velocity from PSInSAR results

SARScape: How to estimate velocity from PSInSAR results

12/5/2022

Mean velocity is an output parameter of the PS SARscape processing. It is available in .csv file after PSInSAR process. The mean velocity represents the solution found during the inversion step according to the velocity range parameter. The software simply applies a "Brute Force" algorithm by trying different velocity... Read More >

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