GDL GNUDataLanguage reading IDL .sav files

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GDL needs CMSvlib installed to read/write IDL .sav files.

Enable GDL to read/write .sav files

  1. install CMSvlib
    mkdir ~/cmsvlib
    wget -P ~/cmsvlib
    cd ~/cmsvlib
    tar xf cmsvlib.tar.gz
  2. add line to ~/.bashrc
    export GDL_STARTUP=$HOME/.gdl/"
  3. copy and paste into  ~/.gdl/
  4. reopen Terminal

Load IDL .sav file


check that GDL has loaded the correct paths

in GDL type


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