IDL

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IDL, short for Interactive Data Language, is a programming language used for data analysis.
It is popular in particular areas of science, such as astronomy and medical imaging.

IDL is vectorized, numerical, and interactive, and is commonly used for interactive processing of large amounts of data (including image processing).
The syntax includes many constructs from Fortran and some from C.

License/costs: 
Commercial
Platforms: 
Windows, Mac, Unix
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