Installing IDL Astronomy Library

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Summary

Install and configure the IDL Astronomy User's Library so that users can use it with IDL. IDL must be installed first!

The source code is stored on GitHub.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Directions

  1. Install IDL.
  2. Navigate to the directory where idl is located: cd /usr/local/harris
  3. Download the library source code: git clone https://github.com/wlandsman/IDLAstro.git
  4. Add the path to the "pro" folder to the environment variable $IDL_PATH. As root, create the file /etc/profile.d/IDLAstro.sh with contents:
    #!/usr/bin/env bash
    if [ "x$IDL_PATH" = "x" ]; then
      export IDL_PATH=/usr/local/harris/IDLAstro/pro
    else
      export IDL_PATH=$IDL_PATH:/usr/local/harris/IDLAstro/pro
    fi
    
  5. As root, create the file /etc/profile.d/IDLAstro.csh with contents:
    #!/usr/bin/env tcsh
    if ( ${?IDL_PATH} ) then
      setenv IDL_PATH ${IDL_PATH}:/usr/local/harris/IDLAstro/pro
    else
      setenv IDL_PATH /usr/local/harris/IDLAstro/pro
    endif
    
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Article ID: 2316
Created
Fri 5/29/20 2:00 PM
Modified
Fri 1/26/24 4:35 PM