To start the IDL Wavelet Toolkit type the following at the IDL> command prompt:
This action compiles the
wv_applet routines and starts up the main window, shown in the following figure. For other startup options see WV_APPLET. The window consists of Menu Items, the Toolbar, the Dataset Viewer, and a Status Bar at the bottom.
The menu items, located at the top of the IDL Wavelet Toolkit window, allow you to perform various actions. These menu items are described in the next section.
The toolbar is divided into five sections: File, Import, Edit, Visualize, and Help. The toolbar buttons allow you to easily access various menu items.
When you position the mouse pointer over a toolbar the Status Bar displays a description of its function.
The variables contained in your dataset are displayed in the dataset table, described in Dataset Viewer.
The Status Bar displays descriptions of the Toolbar buttons and the status of various actions such as Open, Import, and Save. The Status Bar also provides warnings if, for example, you select "Visualize..." without selecting a variable.