IDL and ENVI are available for macOS, Windows, and Linux workstations. For labs, a single network license server (Windows and Linux only) can provide licensing for all clients. Faculty, staff and students may download installers for the software; CU Boulder username and IdentiKey password are required. (Note: An X-Windows manager is required for Macintosh; download and install XQuartz from their website.)
The current versions are IDL 8.8 + ENVI 5.6.
A new or upgrade license involves a $30 service fee.
Who can get it
IDL/ENVI licenses (via our site license) are available for faculty, student and university-owned computers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Generally this means computers in the colorado.edu domain or used in pursuing a degree at CU Boulder. Users are to uninstall this software when they graduate or otherwise leave the campus permanently.
How to get it
To order IDL 8.8 and ENVI 5.6:
- Visit OIT’s OnTheHub Software Ordering page for more information and instructions.
To order older versions or for questions about setting up an IDL/ENVI network license server:
- Email your request to OIT’s Software Licensing team: firstname.lastname@example.org.