IDL is powerful software for data analysis, visualization, and application development. IDL's features include flexible I/O, object-oriented programming, 2D plotting, 3D graphics, volume rendering, image processing, mathematics, statistics, a cross-platform GUI toolkit, plus a high-level, array-oriented programming language. Use IDL for visual data analysis, rapid prototyping, or application development. IDL programs, including their graphical user interfaces, are portable across Linux, Windows 3.11, Windows 95, Windows NT, Mac, PowerMac, Unix and VMS.
The IDL-Student Version is a functionality-limited version of IDL 5.0. It is designed to compliment IDL-teaching lab environments and give students access to software specifically designed for technical curriculums including physics, astronomy, engineering, earth sciences, medical sciences and computer science. For more information or to place an order, visit our web site.
CD-ROM and Internet (FTP).
Free demo CD-ROM available or download via FTP.
IDL 5.0 for Linux is built using the Linux 2.0.18 kernel and the Red Hat version 4.0 Linux distribution.
3000+ pages of documentation on paper and hypertext online help.
Customer support service, maintenance/update service, training and consulting are available. In addition, a Usenet group is devoted to IDL.
ENVI: remote sensing image processing application, DataMiner: ODBC database access, HDF, CDF, netCDF support, animation, volume slicer, high resolution mapping.
Research Systems, Inc.
2995 Wilderness Place Boulder, CO 80301 U.S.A.
+1 303 786 9900
+1 303 786 9909
November 5, 1997.
A flexible and powerful 3D graphics engine controlled by a high-level interpreted language called SMPL. With it, you can learn about 3D, write your own interactive simulations, animations, and ray-tracings. You can even write your own shaders, customize procedural objects and motions, and use up to 64 computers at once for net rendering. Includes executables for Windows 95, Windows NT x86 and Alpha, SGI Irix and Linux.
CD-ROM, ISO-9660 and Rock Ridge.
Very flexible. The owner is allowed to run as many copies as they can, on any platforms. Demo version, full documentation and sample images and scripts available on our web site.
Supports kernel 1.2.8 or 1.3.15. Non-ELF, a.out executable (QMAGIC). 16 MB of RAM minimum recommended. 7 MB free disk space recommended.
In HTML on CDROM.
Private news server, EMail. Patches on web site.
Everything included on one CD-ROM.
World wide, direct and through dealers.
235 South Main Street Jefferson, WI 53549 U.S.A.
+1 414 674 5200
+1 414 674 6363
John Foust <firstname.lastname@example.org>
November 3, 1997.
Tecplot is interactive data visualization software for XY plotting, 2D and 3D mesh, contour, vector, scatter, and shade plots. For more information, see the Amtec Engineering web site.
CD-ROM and Internet (FTP).
Either personal licenses (node locked) or network licenses. Evaluation copies available on CD-ROM or by anonymous FTP.
12 MB minimum, Linux 1.2 or newer (available in both statically linked and dynamically linked versions). Use the statically linked version if your system does not have Motif 1.2 or newer installed. 32 MB RAM is recommended.
Printed User's and Reference Manuals, full online help. English.
Update and technical support included with license for first three months. Extra charge (ask for EUSS) after that. Training courses available.
V7 since September 1996, V6 since August 1993.
Many, see Amtec web site.
US$1795 for personal license, US$2395 for single-user network license, US$1795 for each additional user. All prices the USA and Canada only.
Amtec Engineering, Inc
PO Box 3633 Bellevue, WA 98009-3633 U.S.A.
+1 800 676 7568, +1 425 827 3304
+1 425 827 3989
August 4, 1997.
Mechanical CAD system available for Linux and Windows 95 and Windows NT.
The system is equipped with all basic resources necessary both for constructors' and designers' work in engineering. It includes functions for 3D modeling, 2D drawing, editing, transformations, working with user defined objects, block, group and symbol creating capabilities. The whole system is very customizable and widely open.
CD-ROM, Internet (WWW).
Free demo version available on our web site.
Kernel version 2.0 or higher, XFree86 version 3.1+, RAM 16 MB, harddisk 20 MB, libc 5.4.
Online help, English.
New version about every three months.
New versions during first year free.
931 Greenbriar Avenue Ottawa, ON K2C 0J8 Canada
P. O. Box 38 Liberec 2 460 02 Czech Republic
+1 613 723 5319
+1 613 723 5319
August 15, 1998.
A high level development tool for CAD and Product modeling applications. Interactive parametric modelling in 2D and 3D with object oriented database. High level CAD and modelling language MBS included.
Free binary for Linux.
Requires X but not Motif. Needs 3 MB of harddisk for basic installation and 3MB of RAM to run.
400 pages of documentation included in the free version for Linux.
Service with continous updates and free consultation available for US $75/month.
Additional plotterdrivers available free of charge.
Linux version is free of charge.
Henningsholmsgatan 4 S-703 69 Orebro Sweden
September 30, 1997.
Image scanning and manipulation software for HP ScanJet scanners.
Internet (EMail and FTP). 4mm DDS2 DAT tape or 3.5 diskettes (additional US$15 in the USA, US$25 international).
XVScan is based on XV and is not available in demo version due to licensing restrictions. Distributed with full source code.
Linux, tested with 1.2.x and 2.0.x, requires a recent generic SCSI driver support to be built in (no earlier than 1.1.79). Motif is not required. Any XFree version (X11R5, X11R6).
Online, WWW, English.
Updates free for first year.
Also available for HP-UX, BSD/OS 2.2 and 3.0, SunOS 4.1.x, Solaris 2.x, and FreeBSD.
US$50 for FTP or EMail shipping. Additional US$15 for media in the United States, US$15, internationally. Mastercard, Visa and Discover, and American Express Credit Cards accepted.
3506 Stratton Drive Fort Collins, CO 80525-2722 U.S.A.
+1 970 223 8215
+1 408 490 2728
Sean Reifschneider <email@example.com> or Evelyn Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
August 4, 1997.