Release notes for PDL 2.4.7 --------------------------
* New requirements:
- perl version 5.8.x and higher
* New 2-D image display routine: imag2d()
* pdl() constructor, a.k.a. PDL->new(), now
takes string arguments with either MATLAB type
concatenation syntax or PDL print output (for
easier cut-and-paste from PDL shell sessions).
* Improved text and comma separated value file
input via rcols(): faster and more flexible.
* A new PDL shell based on Devel::REPL (i.e.,
Moose technology). The new shell supports
more perl syntax (lexical variables and
packages), is more extensible (via a system
of plugins), and supports many forms of file
and variable completion.
Install Devel::REPL and give it a try!
User feedback welcome.
* More portability (builds on more platforms
with more features than ever).
* Many bugs fixed...
* New documentation and web site. See:
OpenGL-0.63 is required for PDL::Graphics::TriD.
Convert::UU is required for PDL.
Karma is DEPRECATED and NOT SUPPORTED. Set
USE_KARMA=>1 in perldl.conf to force a build.
* New 2D Image Display Feature: imag2d()
See PDL::Graphics2D for documentation.
Add image pixel value display on mouse
click in imag2d window
Add keyboard command shortcuts for imag2d
Fix a number of imag2d() usabiilty bugs
* pdl() Constructor Can Take String Input
Allows use of MATLAB-style [ ; ] syntax
Allows cut-and-paste of printed pdl values
as input args for pdl()
* rcols/wcols Improvements
Much faster read times
Multiple columns can read into a single
Symmetric handling of perl and pdl
Improved format support for CSV file input
* Enhanced PDL Shell (Version 2)
Based on Devel::REPL which must be installed
along with either Term::ReadLine::Perl or
Term::ReadLine::Gnu to use the pdl2 features.
Supports Term::ReadLine::Perl and Term::ReadLine::Gnu.
Upward compatable with the original PDL shell, perldl.
Adds completion and command line editing support
across all PDL platforms.
Adds support for current package and lexical variables.
Toggle default print output via the do_print attribute.
Default prompt for perldl and pdl2 is now 'pdl> '
help vars now shows results alphabetically
pdl2 now runs (falls back to) perldl if Devel::REPL
is not installed or if Term::ReadLine::(Perl|Gnu) is
* Other Features
Fix wmpeg() to use ffmpeg to generate the
video (sf.net feature request #3010984).
Added tiled compressed image handling to rfits
Faster matrix multiply
Preliminary support for ENVI file format data
* Build Improvements:
PDL build process now detects multiple PDL installs
and warns of possible conflicts.
'use PDL' now loads PDL::Config by default.
PDL "as built" configuration is now saved to %PDL::Config
Changes file is automatically updated each release
Add SKIP_KNOWN_PROBLEMS support for build
Add checks to prevent warnings from access to $HOME
when it is not defined.
* Portability Fixes
Multiple build improvements for debian platforms
Improved portability across perl and compiler versions
Reduced number of fortran dependencies
Improved support for win32 platforms
- PDL::GIS::Proj builds for win32
- PDL::Transform::Proj4 builds for win32
- PDL::Graphics::PLplot builds for win32
- PDL::IO::Dumper builds for win32
* 3-D Graphics
Improved PDL::Graphics::TriD demos and examples
Fixed problems with VRML support for many platforms.
Better dependency searches for OpenGL during PDL build
Removed warnings "noise" when used with perl -w
New spheres3d routine added to PDL::Graphics::TriD
* Bugs Fixed
Fix PDL::AutoLoader to handle win32 PDLLIB path
syntax with ; as separator.
Fix PDL::Complex::string and sum and sumover
(sf.net bug #1176614)
Fix PDL::Config does not match actual build
configuration (sf.net bug #3030998).
Fix dimension numbering in PDL::Transform::t_fits
Fix jpegtopnm problem in proj_transform.t
Fix rt.cpan.org bug #53815 in IO/HDF/SD/SD.pd
Fix rt.cpan.org bug #59126 in isempty pod
Fix sf.net bug #2901170 re overly verbose warnings when
running TriD with perl -w
Fix sf.net bug #3011143 re whitespace in perl path
Fix sf.net bug #3021578 re missing xtra dummy dims
Fix threading with lu_decomp and lu_backsub
(sf.net bug #3021567)
Fix uniq and uniqind NaN and BAD value handling
(sf.net bug #3011659)
Fix uniqvec bug where it did not return a 2-D result
(sf.net bug #2978576)
Fix uuencode/uudecode detection logic in PDL::IO::Dumper
to include Convert::UU check
Make PDL prompt/warn if space in build path
(sf.net bug #2924854).
Fix up code to not crash on non-lazy linking systems.
Work arounds for perl-d lvalue temp bug introduced
in recent perls.
t/lvalue.t is skipped if run under the debugger.
Fix format string attack errors in GSL, PGPLOT,
* Many Documentation Improvements
Completely reworked PDL web site
- Clearer and more helpful to new PDL users.
- See http://pdl.perl.org for the latest!
- Migration guide for MATLAB users.
- Migration guide for Scilab users.
- Threading tutorial.
Major reorganization of documentation to better
help new users
- A guide to PDL's tutorial documentation.
- A guide to PDL's module reference documentation.
- A study course through all of PDL's documentation.
- Removed PDL::Intro
POD cleanup across many PDL modules and functions.
Update to copyright statements throughout PDL
to clarify licenses.
Improved on-line help and apropos features in
the PDL shell
Improved POD to HTML translation
DEPENDENCIES for PDL updated and checked
INSTALL guides improved in the distribution
and on the web site.