A guide to Astrophysical Software from Astrobites.
- Lynda - Simply go to login > organization > enter utexas.edu > sign in with your UT ID and you have access to tutorials for most programming languages (sadly, they do not have IDL)
- Python tutorial (download here)
- Learn IDL
- Emacs - should be available on your computers (just type "emacs" in command line)
- VI - also available on your computers (type "vi" in command line), tutorial, cheat sheet
- Sublime ($70 for a license, but the trial period is unlimited)
- TextMate ($42.50 with student discount)
All of the Above:
- Unix, Emacs, and IDL tutorial all lumped together (a lot of reading, but lots of useful information)
This is growing in popularity as people look to share their code on the internet. You might consider creating an account and using Git.