fawlty
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FL for RPi2

Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:34 pm

Happy New Year!

Fawlty Language is a closed source, but freely usable clone of IDL (Interactive Data Language) from Exelisvis. FL now has a Rpi2/Raspbian port, available on the FL homepage: http://fawlty.uhostall.com/

Enjoy!
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Re: FL for RPi2

Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:38 pm

FL 0.79.36 released: http://fawlty.uhostall.com/

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Re: FL for RPi2

Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:45 pm

FL 0.79.37 released.

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Re: FL for RPi2

Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:48 am

Ha, that made me chuckle.

Given the onslaught of ever more new programming languages and having had to waste a lot of time and effort learning a dozen languages over the decades, most of which are now obsolete, I often find myself saying "Great, just what the world needs YAFL". I'll let you guess the meaning of "YAFL".

And here you are presenting FL. :)

Given that FL is closed source, and hence a dead end in the long run like, what compelling features does it have that would make us want to use it?

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Re: FL for RPi2

Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:21 pm

Heater wrote: Given that FL is closed source, and hence a dead end in the long run like, what compelling features does it have that would make us want to use it?
FL implements the IDL language. IDL is around $4000 per seat (in Europe), FL is free. There are huge libraries written in IDL, used in astronomy, plasma physics, etc. FL is ideal, for example, for amateur astronomers with RPi controlled telescopes. Even professionals use it, see eg. https://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/imapp/dbge_v1.2.shtml.

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Re: FL for RPi2

Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:54 pm

fawlty,
IDL is around $4000 per seat...There are huge libraries written in IDL, used in astronomy, plasma physics, etc.
I find this very disturbing. If nothing else in the world scientific research should be built on open source software. Reproducibility of results and all that.

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Re: FL for RPi2

Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:10 pm

What does FL do that GNU Data Language (GDL) doesn't?

You can get a not-quite-cutting-edge version of GDL using

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sudo apt install gnudatalanguage
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Re: FL for RPi2

Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:36 pm

scruss wrote:What does FL do that GNU Data Language (GDL) doesn't
IDL8 language features, like lambdas, boolean variables, variable attributes, static class methods, static variable methods. And performance: on my Intel i5-6500 machine the IDL 'time_test4' routine times are

IDL 8.5.1: 1.01s
GDL: 1.08s
FL: 0.56s

(There is one main feature present in GDL, but missing in FL: mapping routines. I am working on it :-) )

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Re: FL for RPi2

Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:48 pm

FL 0.79.38 released: http://fawlty.uhostall.com/

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Re: FL for RPi2

Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:43 am

FL 0.79.39 released: http://fawlty.uhostall.com/

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Re: FL for RPi2

Fri May 12, 2017 6:04 pm

FL 0.79.40 released: http://fawlty.uhostall.com/

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Re: FL for RPi2

Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:06 pm

FL 0.79.41 released: http://fawlty.uhostall.com/

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Re: FL for RPi2

Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:01 pm

FL 0.79.42 released: http://fawlty.uhostall.com/

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