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.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?
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.IDL is around $4000 per seat...There are huge libraries written in IDL, used in astronomy, plasma physics, etc.
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 arescruss wrote:What does FL do that GNU Data Language (GDL) doesn't