Help for kittens
Help For Kittens
If you have a data file arranged in the following way
it is very easy to read in the data in IDL and either show the result on
the screen or take a hardcopy.
I have made a module that you can use. I believe it is
easy to use, if not please contact me and tell me the problem.
How to get in contact with the module
1) Either you copy it from my directory
cp ~bundgard/idl/modules/readdata.pro .
2) Or set into your path (in your .cshrc)
setenv IDL_PATH "/usr/local/idl:+~bundgard/idl/modules:+/usr/local/idl/lib:+/usr/local/idl/help"
How to use the program
First of all The data file must have the extension ".dat"
Now at the unix prompt write the following :
When inside IDL, write :
IDL should write the following message :
% Compiled module: READDATA
(If it does not then see below)
Now try to write "readdata" (Actually you need to give the program more
information but this will tell you what you need to give it).
Now write forexample :
where the 'filename' is the file you want to see (without extension!!)
and xmin,xmax,.... are what you think they are, just given apropriate
values. 'Output' chooses whether it should be postscript or on the screen.
Axe is normal ,log-normal... and so on.. plot. 'nr' is the file you want to
save given that number. Yes its titles on the plot...
It is important that you remember the single quotation marks around
filename, output, number and the x- and y- tiltes.
If it does not work
If you copied the file be sure that you are in the directory where you copied them to
Notice that if your file contains more than 10000 data-points
you should change the konstant "n" to the appropriate number
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