New Software: HDFView

HDFView is now available ! To use HDFView, please issue ‘hdfview’ on all 64-bit computers in our department.

HDFView Screenshot

HDFView is a visual tool for browsing and editing HDF4 and HDF5 files. Using HDFView, you can:

  • >view a file hierarchy in a tree structure
  • create new file, add or delete groups and datasets
  • view and modify the content of a dataset
  • add, delete and modify attributes
  • replace I/O and GUI components such as table view, image view and metadata view

Wiki has a new look

The AOS departmental wiki has a new look!

The new AOS Wiki Theme

The new AOS Wiki Theme

Remember, you can login with your AOS account to make any changes you feel may be beneficial to the department. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

IDL is Available

IDL Logo

Courtesy of Exelis Visualization

10 license for IDL 8.2 are now available departmentally. Special thanks the following individuals for their contributions:

To use idl, you must be logged into a departmental 64-bit Linux system. Once logged in, you may issue:

idl to start IDL in the terminal

idlde to start IDL graphically

If you experience any difficulties, please contact

Matlab 2012B Available

Courtesy of Mathworks Inc

Matlab version 2012B is now available on all 64-bit Linux computers in the department. In addition, all third party toolboxes were also migrated over to this new version. This version is now set as the default.

New Software


Logos are copyright their respective organization

The following new software is now available on our 64-bit Linux departmental systems:

These programs will not be in graphical menus. Instead simply type their name (lower case) to start the program. For more details, please visit our departmental wiki on the subject. If you require further support, please contact
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