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Thank you for your interest in the Intel Edison board.
We haven't tested the Edison with the 9dof block but I believe you should be able to program both of them while they are attached on the base block.
On the other hand I believe you need a sparkfun base block, unless the sensor can be attached along with the Edison on the Arduino expansion board.
You can also find a guide here for assembling an programming: https://lasr.cs.ucla.edu/classes/edison_tutorials/sensor.pdf
Hope this helps.