The IDL 8 language that powers the IDL graphics system makes it easy to create powerful graphic visualisations, ranging from 2D plots, graphs, maps, and image displays to complex, interactive 3D representations.
Creating graphic visualisations of complex numerical data is the key to understanding the information in your data.
The IDL graphics system is powered by the intuitive IDL language syntax, giving you the flexibility to create the high-quality graphics you need to interpret your data, or share publication-quality results with colleagues. And, because IDL is easy-to-use, you can start producing powerful graphics quickly and easily.
Here, IDL code was used to visualise a 3D surface plot of Legendre Polynomials.