xyscan is a tool for scientist in the need to extract data points, i.e. numeric values, from a plot. It allows to scan the plots and extract data points including the size of the error bars (both in x and y). It can handle plots with linear and logarithmic scales. In fact xyscan can be used for extracting numeric values from any kind of 2D technical drawings. Click here for a screen shot of xyscan in action.

Latest News:

Minor update 3.31 (May 15, 2011) for Linux users. Fixed a problem that occured only when launching xyscan from the command line with a filename as argument.
Version 3.3.0 is ready (Dec 2010). This is the first multi-lingual version of xyscan. The first language besides English added is French. Big thanks to Jd Bourlier for that. Without him this would not have happened. Few new features were added such as (i) the possibility to change the color of the crosshair (thanks to Lee Barnby for this suggestion) and (ii) the possibility to check for new updates. The problem with disappearing scroll bars when zooming in was fixed.

Downloads
New (Recommended) Version 3.3.0 (December 2010)
Windows
Setup/installer (French & English)
Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)
English version
French version
Linux/X11
Build it from the source below - takes a minute if you have Qt installed. See README file.
Source (3.3.1)
Zipped tar file with all files needed to build xyscan on all available platforms. Requires Qt4.6 or higher.
Version 3.2.2 (January 2010)
Windows
Setup/installer
Mac OS X (Universal)
Mac OS 10.5 or 10.6.
Linux/X11
Build it from the source below - takes a minute if you have Qt installed. See README file.
Source
Zipped tar file with all files needed to build xyscan on all available platforms. Requires Qt4.5 or higher (better 4.6).
Version 3.2.1 (July 2009)
Binaries
Mac OS X (Universal) Requires Mac OS 10.5.5 (Leopard) or higher. Tiger (10.4) users please use version 3.0.1.
Source
Requires Qt4.5 or higher (at least 4.5.2 is recommended).
Version 3.1.0 (Dec 2008)
Binaries
Windows, Mac OS X (Universal) (Leopard only).
Source
Tar ball, to build this version Qt4.3 or higher is required.
Version 3.0.1 (July 2007)
Binaries
Windows, Mac OS X (Universal) (Tiger)
Source
Tar ball (zipped tar file) - requires Qt4.3 or higher
Version 2.0.9 (September 2006)
Binaries
Windows, Mac OS X (PPC) (Tiger)
Source
Tar ball (zipped tar file) - requires Qt3.
Supported Platforms

xyscan is supported currently on Windows XP/Vista/7, MAC OS X , and Red Hat Linux/Fedora/Scientific Linux (or similar) meaning I am trying hard make sure that the application can be build w/o hiccups and does run flawless on these three platforms. It will most certainly run on different Linux flavors and Windows versions but I have no time to support any other platform than the ones listed above. I am very grateful that others stepped in and there is now a distributions available for Gentoo. See also the pages at the Fink web site. Many thanks to all that helped maintaining and distributing it.

Legal Notes

xyscan is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
Copyright 2002-2009 Thomas S. Ullrich

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to Seth Vidal from Duke University who helped me building the first rpm for Linux (xyscan version 2) and who introduced me to the world of licensing and GPL. Many thanks to Valeri Fine who came up with the double-click improvement in 3.1.0. I am very grateful to Benjamin Bannier who made the Gentoo port possible. Last but not least I want to thank Jd Bourlier big time. Without him there would be no French version.

 

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