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IDL, aka Interactive Data Language, is a programming language created in 1977 by David Stern.

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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...


Example from hello-world:
print, "Hello World" end
IDL> ; Hello World in IDL (Interactive Data Language) IDL> print, "Hello World"
Example 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

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Integers
Floats
Hexadecimals
Octals
Strings "
"Hello world"
Print() Debugging print
Comments
Semantic Indentation X

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