matlab/octave, python, r cross reference

There's a matplotlib cheat sheet for IDL users as Appendix D of the recently posted tutorial
on using Python for data analysis in astronomy.

http://www.scipy.org/wikis/topical_software/Tutorial
http://stsdas.stsci.edu/perry/pydatatut.pdf

The tutorial PDF document is rather large; appendix D runs from pages 128-135.
Maybe we'll split it off into a separate document and post it on the new matplotlib wiki.

Vicki Laidler

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===== Original message from Alan G. Isaac | Thu, 28 Jul 2005:

More natural choices might be - GAUSS - PDL - SciLab - Lush - Yorick - Algae - A+
   
thanks for the input.
how different are PDL, IDL and GDL?
aren't there a PyDL or pyIDL also?
or is this something different?

this resource might be useful for this, i guess?
"IDL to Numeric/numarray Mapping"
http://www.johnny-lin.com/cdat_tips/tips_array/idl2num.html

Good work Vidar.

The Appendix Vicki mentions is in a great document which was mentioned
"There are appendices that contrast Python/numarray with IDL, I'd be
happy to include the equivalent for Matlab if anyone who is familiar
with both would like to write such appendices."

It may be nice for your guide to become part of the appendix of that document, and also to live a separate existence, as Vicki suggests may happen with the current IDL appendix. Whatever happens, I think it would be a good idea for these documents to be married in some way.

Gary

Victoria G. Laidler wrote:

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on the scipy list. Perry Greenfield, one of the authors, says:

There's a matplotlib cheat sheet for IDL users as Appendix D of the recently posted tutorial
on using Python for data analysis in astronomy.

http://www.scipy.org/wikis/topical_software/Tutorial
http://stsdas.stsci.edu/perry/pydatatut.pdf

The tutorial PDF document is rather large; appendix D runs from pages 128-135.
Maybe we'll split it off into a separate document and post it on the new matplotlib wiki.

Vicki Laidler