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IDL Astronomy Library Routines Updated to Coyote Graphics

QUESTION: Can I use Coyote Graphics routines with the IDL Astronomy Library?

ANSWER: Yes, on 16 February 2011 Wayne Landsman updated approximately 20 plotting procedures in the NASA Goddard IDL Astronomy Library to use Coyote Graphics routines. The modified procedures include the following:

Among the new features are the ability to specify a color by name, to plot to a resizable graphics window by simply setting a Window keyword, and to have the display plots appear almost exactly as they would in a PostScript file. One consquence of the last feature is that the default plot color scheme is now black annotation on a white background. Otherwise, legacy programs that use these procedures will work exactly as before.

Version of IDL used to prepare this article: IDL 7.0.1.

Last Updated: 11 March 2011