Interactive Data Language, IDL, array-oriented data analysis
Interactive Data Language (IDL) is an array-oriented data analysis and visualization application, which is widely used in research, commerce, and education. It is meaningful to make user IDL applications collaborative between computers over networks, using a common message broker as the underlying communication system. In order to achieve the global collaboration, we have brought together in the research a Grid-based Collaboration paradigm, a Shared Event model, different implementing structures, methodologies and technologies. We have succeeded in our prototype codes, and we are currently working on a real life IDL application package to make it collaborative. At the same time, we are trying to find better structures and methods for the collaboration in general user IDL applications.
Wang, Minjun; Fox, Geoffrey C.; and Pierce, Marlon, "Gridbased Collaboration in Interactive Data Language Applications" (2005). Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Paper 114.