API documentation for visualization library

Michael Galloy

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includes main-level program

top vis_temp_filename

result = vis_temp_filename(format [, length=integer] [, n_decimals=integer])

Create a temporary filename from a C-style format.

Return value



format in required type=string

C-style format string to specify the base filename; should include one %s to be filled in by a time stamp


length in optional type=integer default=15L

number of characters in the time stamp, will be increased to fit the n_decimals specified

n_decimals in optional type=integer default=3L

number of decimal places to include in the time stamp, default is 3 i.e. milliseconds


Try the main-level example program at the end of this file:

IDL> .run vis_temp_filename

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