Sunday, February 22, 2009

An Introduction to Programming Using Interactive Data Language or Adobe Creative Suite 2 Classroom in a Book

An Introduction to Programming Using Interactive Data Language (IDL)

Author: Kenneth P Bowman

In today's information age, scientists and engineers must quickly and efficiently analyze extremely large sets of data. One of the best tools to accomplish this is Interactive Data Language (IDL ®), a programming and visualization environment that facilitates numerical modeling, data analysis, and image processing. IDL's high-level language and powerful graphics capabilities allow users to write more flexible programs much faster than is possible with other programming languages.

An Introduction to Programming with IDL enables students new to programming, as well as those with experience in other programming languages, to rapidly harness IDL's capabilities: fast, interactive performance; array syntax; dynamic data typing; and built-in graphics. Each concept is illustrated with sample code, including many complete short programs.

•Margin notes throughout the text quickly point readers to the relevant sections of IDL manuals

•End-of-chapter summaries and exercises help reinforce learning

•Students who purchase the book are eligible for a substantial discount on a student version of the IDL software

Table of Contents:
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2IDL manuals and books9
Ch. 3Interactive IDL13
Ch. 4IDL scripts (batch jobs)33
Ch. 5Integer constants and variables39
Ch. 6Floating-point constants and variables39
Ch. 7Using arrays59
Ch. 8Searching and sorting77
Ch. 9Structures83
Ch. 10Printing text93
Ch. 11Reading text101
Ch. 12Writing and reading binary files107
Ch. 13Reading NetCDF files115
Ch. 14Writing NetCDF files127
Ch. 15Procedures and functions137
Ch. 16Program control153
Ch. 17Line graphs161
Ch. 18Contour and surface plots171
Ch. 19Mapping181
Ch. 20Printing graphics193
Ch. 21Color and image display201
Ch. 22Animation219
Ch. 23Statistics and pseudorandom numbers227
Ch. 24Interpolation237
Ch. 25Fourier analysis247

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Adobe Creative Suite 2 Classroom in a Book

Author: Staff of Adobe Press

Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe's tightly integrated set of design tools, offers enough goodies to make any graphic designer swoon. Since the Premium edition of this software collection includes Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS 2, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2, and Acrobat 7.0 Professional–as well as a handful of other shiny new tools–users will find everything they need to create beautiful content for print, the Web, and mobile devices. Here to make sure you master it quickly and completely is a self-paced guide from Adobe's Creative Team--the folks behind the software. With the Classroom in a Book series, you learn by immersion. Step-by-step, project-based lessons walk you through sample real-life projects, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce the new skills you've learned. The companion CD, filled with lesson and media files, will have you working on print, Web and PDF projects in no time. Whether you're a graphic design novice, student, graphic designer, educator, or are just new to the Adobe Creative Suite, this book will give you a solid overview of Adobe's creative design software.

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