xyscan Distribution Page


What is it?:
xyscan is a tool for scientists in need to extract values of data points from a plot that is available in electronic format. It can handle plots with linear and logarithmic scales, tilted (distorted plots), and allows to "scan" error bars as well. 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:
Version 4.1 is ready (April 2016). With 4.1.0 the Windows version gets reintroduced in form a convenient binary installer. It was build and tested on Windows 10. For now the support of pdf files had to be dropped in the Window version. On the Mac (and to some extent on Windows) it is now possible to open an image file with xyscan directly from the Finder (right-click then Open With). Works with the major file types such as png, gif, tif, jpg, and pdf.

Downloads
Version 4.1.0 (April 2016)
Mac OS X (El Capitan)
Installation package
Windows (10)
Installation package
Source
Zipped tar file with all files needed to build xyscan on all available platforms. Requires Qt5 or higher as well as a C++11 compatible compiler.
Version 4.0.0 (July 2015)
Mac OS X (Yosemite)
Installation package
Linux/X11 & Windows
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 Qt5 or higher.
Version 3.3.3 (July 2014)
Mac OS X (Snow Leopard to Mavericks)
Installation package
Linux/X11 & Windows
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 Qt5 or higher.
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
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 currently supported on Mac OSX (10.11), Windows 10, and Linux. It will most likely run on older versions of MacOSX and Windows but I had no time to test this. I am very grateful that in the past others stepped in and made Linux distributions available for a variety of platforms. 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 2002-2016 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. Boris Hippolyte was helping me keeping the French version up to date prior to version 4.

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