Data Import Methods
Data items in the Data Manager are available to all iTools until it they are removed. You can bring data into the iTool Data Manager in the following ways:
- Using the Data Import Wizard (File ® Import)
- By opening a data file directly (File ® Open)
- Using the Import Variable ... or Import File... buttons on the Data Manager dialog (Window ® Data Manager)
- By specifying data parameters at the IDL command line. For example, specifying the following at the IDL command line:
places the variable
myDataVariable in the Data Manager.
These methods are described in the following sections.
Once data has been imported into the iTool and is visible in the Data Manager, there are a numerous ways to visualize the data. To learn more about visualizing data, see Visualizations.