Name:Don't use IDL for your plots!
Category:MacOS X
Author:Marcos
Tip:

There are many other better choices for making plots than SM or IDL.  IDL is great for making plots while your working on your data, but for publication/posters might I suggest:

 grace (Mac Users can install via Fink, it exists for Linux too)

Plot  (needs a better name)

 See my post here:

Scientific plotting on Mac OS X - Could someone tell me why they use SM?