Instructions for using ATV
ATV News (November 2011). The new ATV version 3 posted here now requires the Coyote Graphics library. This change was made because earlier this year, some routines in the IDL Astronomy User's Library were modified to depend on Coyote Graphics routines, and this required a major upgrade to the ATV code. This has several advantages, the main one being that ATV now works identically in either "device, decomposed=0" or "decomposed=1" mode. ATV version 3 also uses the new list functionality that was introduced in IDL 8.0, so it will not work with earlier IDL versions. There are several other new enhancements including an improved widget layout and the excellent cubehelix color map. See the modification history and instructions for full details. I'm calling the newly posted version a "beta" version since it contains a lot of changes and there might still be some remaining issues to be fixed, but for the most part it is working well.
What all of this means is that
ATV version 3 now requires IDL 8.0 or higher and requires current
versions of all of the libraries listed below.
If you are using a version of IDL that's older than 8.0, then you will not be able to run the current or future versions of ATV. I'll keep a copy of the previous ATV version (2.3) posted here for IDL 7.x users, but those users should be aware that there may be some weirdness or broken functionality in some plotting routines if ATV 2.3 is used along with a current version of the IDL Astronomy User's Library.
To run ATV, you will need:
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