The WRITE_SYLK function writes the contents of an IDL variable to a SYLK ( Symbolic Link) format spreadsheet data file. The function returns TRUE if the write operation was successful.
NOTE: This routine writes only numeric and string SYLK data. It cannot handle spreadsheet and cell formatting information (cell width, text justification, font type, date, time, monetary notations, etc.). A given SYLK data file cannot be appended with data blocks through subsequent calls.
This routine is written in the IDL language. Its source code can be found in the file
subdirectory of the IDL distribution.
Suppose you wish to write the contents of a 2 by 2 floating-point array,
, to a SYLK data file called "bar.slk" such that the matrix would appear with it's upper left data at the cell in the 10th row and the 20th column. Use the following command: