Bio-photo/graph reader

Preble Preble at ipass.net
Fri Sep 4 14:09:55 EST 1998

I’m interested in feedback on a utility that I’m working on that I'm hoping
can be used in the biotech fields. If you have a graph, but not the data
that made the graph, this utility can get that data accurately so you don’t
have to manually read points off the graph. It can retrieve data from any
graph, chart, or scaled picture.

It works by importing a picture file (most popular formats accepted) into
Excel 97. The user then defines the scale and data type that is being
grabbed. Data can be linear or logarithmic scale. Charts can be numeric,
date or time oriented. Also, any picture with a scale mark can be calibrated
to measure distances (maps, schematics, micrographs, etc.). The data is
retrieved in real time to the spreadsheet. Multiple data sets can be
retrieved sequentially without starting over.

Do you think that this utility is useful in your work? If not, why? What
features would you like to see so that it would be helpful?

See www.datatrendsoftware.com for more information or email to
preble at ipass.net and ask about Grab It! A demo and examples are available at
the web site or can be emailed on request.

Thanks a lot for helping!

Edward Preble
preble at ipass.net

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