The NCAR Command Language (NCL) is a programming language designed specifically for the access, analysis, and visualization of data. It can be run in interactive or batch mode, and includes features common to modern languages, including types, variables, operators, expressions, conditional statements, loops, and functions and procedures, and also functions to handle the manipulation of metadata, the configuration of output graphics, the importing of data from a variety of formats, and an algebra that supports array operations. Many useful functions and procedures for processing and manipulating data are included.
IDL2Matlab is a program for automatically translating a program from IDL into Matlab and Scilab. IDL and Matlab are two major numerical languages for scientists. Scilab is a free Matlab-like language. Many IDL programs have been developed in large facilities studying astrophysics, geology, medicine, and particle and nuclear physics. On the other hand, Matlab is widely used in smaller laboratories, such as universities and national scientific agencies. This program is designed to extend the portability of such IDL programs.
DISLIN is a high-level, easy-to-use plotting library for displaying data as curves, bar graphs, pie charts, 3D-colour plots, surfaces, contours, and maps. Several output formats are supported, such as X11, VGA, PostScript, PDF, CGM, HPGL, TIFF, and PNG. Plotting extensions for the interpreting languages Perl, Python, and Java are also supported for most operating systems.
WorldStation is a Java-based control panel to control the Ten-Tec DSP RX-320 shortwave receiver. The RX-320 is a "black box" radio which has no front-panel and is controlled via your PC's serial port. With an appropriate antenna, the RX-320 will allow you to listen to thousands of broadcasts from around the world. WorldStation features integrated Xbase frequency database support and advanced scanning to allow the user to visualize the radio spectrum.