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Jayant...
Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:14 pm
 
I am working in a research institute where IDL is installed on a common server and the front-end are installed on PCs.
I use Cygwin utility for my work. I installed R in Cygwin and there are C++, perl and compilers in it too.
Similarly, I want IDL in Cygwin. I would like to know how can the front end be installed on Cygwin?

Thanks,
Jayant
 
Russell...
Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:20 am
 
You could possibly install the IDL linux CD into Cygwin although I
have not tried it.

Can you not open the windows 'front end' from within Cygwin?

If you yearn for the command line and are using IDL 7 in windows, you
could try

http://michaelgalloy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/wincl.pdf

Enjoy.
 
Michael Galloy...
Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:10 pm
 
On 10/18/10 3:20 am, Russell wrote:
Quote:
You could possibly install the IDL linux CD into Cygwin although I
have not tried it.

Can you not open the windows 'front end' from within Cygwin?

If you yearn for the command line and are using IDL 7 in windows, you
could try

http://michaelgalloy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/wincl.pdf

Enjoy.

An official command line interface was added to Windows IDL in IDL 7.1
(maybe 7.0?).

As far as I know, it is not possible to use any of these IDL interfaces
from Cygwin though. When using Windows, I normally have both a Cygwin
terminal window and a regular Windows terminal open.

Mike
--
www.michaelgalloy.com
Research Mathematician
Tech-X Corporation
 
Nigel Wade...
Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:36 pm
 
On 16/10/10 15:14, Jayant wrote:
Quote:
I am working in a research institute where IDL is installed on a common server and the front-end are installed on PCs.
I use Cygwin utility for my work. I installed R in Cygwin and there are C++, perl and compilers in it too.
Similarly, I want IDL in Cygwin. I would like to know how can the front end be installed on Cygwin?

Thanks,
Jayant



What type of server, and what access do you have to the server?

If the server is acting as a floating license manager, and the license
covers IDL for Windows, you can install IDL on the PC and point it at
the license manager.

If it's UNIX/Linux, and you can login to that server using Cygwin you
shouldn't need anything on the PC. If you login using an ssh client
(such as PuTTY) you'll need to direct the IDL output to your Cygwin
screen using the correct DISPLAY setting in the terminal session on the
server. I think PuTTY can handle this, but I'm not entirely sure. It's
not something I've done, but I believe that some visitors we've had here
have used this mechanism.

What we do is run FreeNX on our Linux server, and use NX client on the
PCs. This allows PC users to login to the Linux server and run IDL
there. Nothing else is required.

--
Nigel Wade
 
 
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