Intermediate Programming in IDL: Widgets and Objects
|This course has finished. However, the source codes developed in the hands-on 3-day class are available online. (Note, this will be of limited use without in-class instruction and/or the RSI training manual.) If you are interested in this or other visualization-based courses (IDL, Python, Houdini, AVS, etc.), please contact the instructor below.|
|The ANU Supercomputer Facility Vizlab is offering a 3-day intermediate-level
course in the scientific visualization and programming language,
IDL. Many people use IDL to
manipulate array/image data and create basic plots. The focus of this
course is to create powerful interactive IDL programs using widgets and
object-oriented programming techniques. Course participants will learn:
The intense hands-on course will be held on 18-20 November 2002. As enrolment numbers are limited, participants will be chosen from amongst available applicants based on suitability and to ensure that a cross-section of ANU's IDL users are represented. The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 October 2002.
Date, Location and Time
- Monday-Wednesday 18-20 November 2002
- The course will be held in the Training Lab on the ground floor of Leonard Huxley Building (see map), ANU.
- Course hours are 9:00am - 4:30pm with frequent breaks and lunch by consensus.
|Applications are invited from all university staff and graduate students with a working knowledge of IDL. Participants should be comfortable writing simple IDL programs, e.g., to read/write data, manipulate arrays and create simple plots, and/or massage image data, etc. No prior knowledge in writing GUIs and object-oriented programming is assumed. Participants interested in learning to call external routines from IDL should have a basic understanding of C. Applicants not meeting these criteria should contact the instructor expressing interest in a beginner IDL course.|
The non-refundable course cost of $120, payable upon application acceptance, is strictly to cover the cost of training manuals from Research Systems, Inc. It should be noted that the commercial value of a similar course from RSI is $1800.
Interested participants should
apply by email
being sure to include the following information:
The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 October 2002. Successful applicants will be notified soon after with course payment to be made prior to 8 November 2002.
The course instructor is Darran Edmundson from the ANUSF Visualization Laboratory. Darran has a PhD in computational physics and has been using IDL since 1998. He has recently taught the intermediate IDL course professionally in Sydney for Research Systems Inc. As part of his scientific visualization duties at the Vizlab, Darran uses IDL, AVS, Houdini and the Python programming language.