[AstroPy] help with i2py software (Morris Stranger)

Thøger Emil Rivera-Thorsen thoger.emil at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 16:37:46 EDT 2013

I second that!

There is even a page, Numpy for IDL Users 
that shows a lot of function and command equivalences between the two 
languages. When I wrote my Master's degree thesis, my supervisor gave me 
some IDL scripts and told me to "read them, understand them and then run 
them". I took that as my chance to learn python, so I re-wrote them in 
Python, and ran both the IDL and python versions and checked that they 
gace identical results - which was actually a great jumpstart to python 
coding. I have never regretted it - in fact it took me only two or three 
weeks before I could do as much in Python as I could in IDL, plus some 
plotting stuff that was much easier in Python.

On 23-09-2013 21:12, Slavin, Jonathan wrote:
> Morris,
> As far as I know, i2py is an abandoned project.  I think it only 
> worked partially even when it was maintained.  Ouf of curiosity, which 
> IDL programs did you want to convert to python?  If you're familiar 
> with IDL but not so much with python, converting IDL programs to 
> python is a good way learn it.
> Jon
>     Message: 1
>     Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:11:22 +0100
>     From: Morris Stranger <ma.stranger at o2.co.uk
>     <mailto:ma.stranger at o2.co.uk>>
>     Subject: [AstroPy] help with i2py software
>     To: astropy at scipy.org <mailto:astropy at scipy.org>
>     Message-ID: <1E0CC95D-0BEB-437D-ACC0-CBE40A6CA590 at o2.co.uk
>     <mailto:1E0CC95D-0BEB-437D-ACC0-CBE40A6CA590 at o2.co.uk>>
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>     I'm having trouble using the i2py software. I have very little
>     knowledge of computers (mainly just using my computer for the
>     internet and downloading simple files). I am saying this because
>     when someone gave me help last time, whilst I was very grateful,
>     he was instructing me to do things that were beyond my knowledge.
>     I want to get the i2py software working as a translator on my
>     computer. My knowledge of python isn't very good either (I know
>     how to make simple programs and how to work a bit with Numpy but
>     nothing fancy).  I downloaded the software from this link:
>     http://code.google.com/p/i2py/downloads/detail?name=i2py-0.1.0.zip&can=2&q=
>     and I got a folder of files but I don't know beyond that how to
>     get the IDl2python translator up and running. I would be very
>     grateful if someone could help me with this.
>     Thank You,
>     Morris Stranger
> -- 
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