IDL 7.0 Download and Installation Instructions

These instructions describe the process of downloading and installing IDL 7.0. Click on one of the links below to jump to the section of interest:

Installing on Windows

Before you begin:

Installation Instructions

To download and install IDL:

  1. Click on the link to download IDL 7.0.
  2. In the Save As dialog, specify a location to save the executable file you are downloading (idl70winx86_32.exe for 32-bit Windows or idl70winx86_64.exe for 64-bit Windows) and click Save.
  3. After the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the idl70winx86_32.exe or idl70winx86_64.exe file and double click on it to begin installing IDL.
  4. Click Next to begin the installation process.
  5. Read and accept the license agreement.
  6. Choose the destination folder. The default installation path is C:\Program Files\ITT
  7. Select the features to install. Typical installation features are pre-selected.
  8. If you selected to install DICOM Network Services, you will be prompted about automatically starting the Network Services.
  9. Begin the installation. Click on Next from the Start Copying Files dialog.
  10. After installation, you are given the opportunity to license IDL. Licensing information for IDL 7.0 is provided here.
  11. Release notes are included along with the IDL 7.0 installation, but see the IDL web site for late-breaking information.

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Installing on UNIX

Before you begin:

Installation Instructions

To download and install IDL:

  1. Choose a place to install IDL on your system and change to that directory. The default installation path is /usr/local/itt.
  2. If you need to create the directory, be sure you have root (or similar) permissions, and issue the following commands:

    % mkdir /usr/local/itt (to create)  
    % chmod a+rx /usr/local/itt (to give access)   
    
  3. Select the appropriate download link for your UNIX platform. Click on the link to download IDL 7.0. The IDL installation file is a compressed archive; save it in the directory in which you are installing IDL (/usr/local/itt by default).
  4. Unpack the archive. First uncompress the file by entering:
  5. % gunzip idl70platform.tar.gz  
    

    then untar the file:

    % tar xf idl70platform.tar   
    

    where platform is the platform name for your platform.

  6. Now execute the installation program by entering the command:
  7. % ./install  
    

    After the IDL installation distribution has been verified, you will be prompted to execute the install command. Enter y to continue the installation.

    Read the license agreement. If you accept, enter y to continue with the installation. Follow the on screen instructions to install and set up IDL product environments and symbolic links.

  8. If your platform supports DICOM Network Services, you will be asked if you want the network services to start automatically at boot time. If you will not be using DICOM Network Services, enter n.
  9. After installation, you will need to license IDL. Licensing information for IDL 7.0 is provided here.
  10. Release notes are included along with the IDL 7.0 installation, but see the IDL web site for late-breaking information.

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Installing on Macintosh

Before you begin:

Installation Instructions

To download and install IDL:

  1. Click on the link to download the full version of IDL 7.0. Make note of the location to which you are downloading the ZIP file.
  2. If the ZIP file does not unpack itself automatically, double-click on the idl70mac.zip file to unpack it. Unpacking the file will create a folder named idl70mac.
  3. Open the idl70mac folder and double-click on the Install icon to begin the installation.
  4. Read the Software License Agreement and click on Next to continue.
  5. Select the installation folder. The default installation directory is /Applications/, under which the installer creates the itt/idl70 directory. To modify this location, click on Choose. The path you specify must not contain any spaces in the folder names. Click Next to begin the installation.
  6. Select the install set. Choose IDL to install the full version of IDL or Custom to customize the packages to install.
  7. Confirm the install settings and options.
  8. Click Install to begin the installation.
  9. If you selected to install DICOM Network Services, you will be prompted about automatically starting the Network Services.
  10. After installation, you are given the opportunity to license IDL. Licensing information for IDL 7.0 is provided here.
  11. Release notes are included along with the IDL 7.0 installation, but see the IDL web site for late-breaking information.

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Licensing

On Windows platforms, the IDL installation program prompts you to run the License Wizard after IDL has been installed. If the License Wizard is already started, skip to the next section.

To start the Licensing Wizard after the installation program has finished, do the following:

Windows

Select ProgramsIDL 7.0License Wizard from the Start menu.

UNIX


Note
You must be logged in as root or an administrator, or have write permissions on the licensing directory, to license IDL.

  1. Set up your environment. Before running the licensing wizard, you must define several environment variables used by IDL. You can use predefined setup files included with IDL to define these variables.
  2. For C shell:

    source ITT_DIR/idl70/bin/idl_setup  
    

    For Korn shell:

    . ITT_DIR/idl70/bin/idl_setup.ksh  
    

    For Bash shell:

    . ITT_DIR/idl70/bin/idl_setup.bash  
    

    where ITT_DIR is the main installation directory for IDL.

  3. Start the Licensing Wizard. To start the license wizard, enter ittlicense at the UNIX prompt.

Mac OS X

Double-click on LicenseWizard in the main installation directory for IDL.

Retrieving Your License Key

The License Wizard allows you to retrieve your license directly from the ITT Visual Information Solutions licensing web site. To retrieve your license:

  1. Select Activate a license using the internet.
  2. Click Next. The licensing wizard will launch a web browser and open the ITT Visual Information Solutions licensing web site.
  3. Enter your username and password and click Submit. Follow the instructions on the web site to generate your license key.
  4. After you generate your license key, your IDL 7.0 license information is displayed in the License Wizard. A copy is sent to your electronic mail address.

  5. Note
    On some platforms, the license information is not automatically transferred to the License Wizard. If the information is not transferred, copy it from the web browser window and paste it into the License Wizard.

  6. Click Next to write your license into the correct location on your computer.
  7. The licensing wizard will display the location of your license file. Click Exit to close the wizard. Your copy of IDL 7.0 is now licensed and ready to use.

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If You Need Installation Assistance

If you have problems with your installation, contact ITT Visual Information Solutions Technical Support for assistance:

E-mail: support@ittvis.com

Phone: 303-413-3920

Fax: 303-786-9909

Web page: http://www.ittvis.com

You can also visit the Tech Tips section on our Web page for Frequently Asked Questions.

International customers should contact their local ITT Visual Information Solutions office or distributor for technical support.

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  IDL 7.0 (November 13, 2007)