Interactive Data Language, aka Interactive Data Language, is an actively used programming language created in 1977. IDL, short for Interactive Data Language, is a programming language used for data analysis. It is popular in particular areas of science, such as astronomy, atmospheric physics and medical imaging. IDL shares a common syntax with PV-Wave and originated from the same codebase, though the languages have subsequently diverged in detail. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the Hello World Collection:

IDL> ; Hello World in IDL (Interactive Data Language)
IDL> print, "Hello World"

Example code from Linguist:

MODULE mg_analysis
DESCRIPTION Tools for analysis
VERSION 1.0
SOURCE mgalloy
BUILD_DATE January 18, 2011

FUNCTION MG_ARRAY_EQUAL      2 2 KEYWORDS
FUNCTION MG_TOTAL            1 1

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