matlab/octave, python, r cross reference

===== Original message from Gary Ruben | Sat, 30 Jul 2005:

"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."

adding IDL commands to the XML instance, it will be easy to
create an IDL, Python/numarray, Matlab cross reference.
it can typeset in any way preferred for inclusion in other

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.

this openness is my intension entirely, distibuting the mpy-xref
under GFDL: i can do this work, and anyone else may.

i was wondering, are IDL, PDL (Perl Data Language) and GDL
(GNU Data Language) compliant like MATLAB and Octave or
R and S+, or are there larger differences between these


Vidar Bronken Gundersen