GDL GNUDataLanguage reading IDL .sav files

While GDL has CMSvlib installed to read / write IDL .sav files, here is how to install CMSvlib if desired.

Download CMSVlib and extract to “~/.local/share/cmsvlib”. Add line to ~/.profile:

export GDL_STARTUP=$HOME/.gdl/

Copy and paste into¬† “~/.gdl/”


Reopen Terminal and GDL. Load IDL .sav file like:


Check GDL paths loaded: