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Installing the IDL Virtual Machine

The IDL Virtual Machine can be installed either from an IDL distribution CD-ROM or from the IDL Download Web site:

http://www.ittvis.com/download

Installations of IDL 6.0 and later include the IDL Virtual Machine, but the Virtual Machine can also be installed by itself from the IDL Installer.

To install the IDL Virtual Machine from the IDL installer on the IDL 6.4 CD-ROM or from the ITT Visual Information Solutions Download Web site:

For more information, see Installing and Licensing IDL 6.3.

Upgrading or Removing the IDL Virtual Machine

If you installed only the IDL Virtual Machine and wish to upgrade to an IDL development license or remove the IDL Virtual Machine installation, do one of the following.

Windows

  1. Select Start Settings Control Panel.
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  3. Double-click Add/Remove Programs and select IDL 6.4 from the list.
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  5. Click Change/Remove to start the IDL 6.4 InstallShield Wizard. Choose one of the following options:
    • Upgrade to IDL — select this option to upgrade to an IDL development license
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    • Repair — select this option to reinstall the IDL Virtual Machine
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    • Remove — select this option to remove your IDL Virtual Machine installation

Unix

To upgrade to an IDL development license, re-run the IDL installer and select IDL from the Product menu on the Product Information screen.

To remove the IDL Virtual Machine, delete the directory in which you installed the IDL Virtual Machine distribution.

Mac OS X

To upgrade to an IDL development license, re-run the IDL installer and select IDL from the Choose Install Set screen.

To remove the IDL Virtual Machine, delete the directory in which you installed the IDL Virtual Machine distribution.

  IDL Online Help (March 06, 2007)