IDL and ENVI are premier software products for data analysis, processing, and visualization. CU-Boulder has benefitted from an IDL site license since it was first developed by an alumnus in the 1980s. IDL/ENVI is now developed and sold by EXELIS Visual Information Solutions.
IDL and ENVI are available for UNIX (incl. Linux), Macintosh, and Windows computers, as listed on the EXELIS download page.
The current versions are IDL 8.2 and ENVI 5.0.
A new or upgrade license involves only a $15 service fee. See How to Get It, below. An MPEG license is an additional $15.
IDL/ENVI licenses (via our site license) are available for university-owned computers of the University of Colorado Boulder. Generally this means computers in the colorado.edu domain or used in pursuing a degree at CU-Boulder. Users are to de-install this software when they graduate or otherwise leave the campus permanently.