xyscan Distribution Page

What is it?:
xyscan is a data thief for scientists. Often the exact numerical values of data points depicted in graphs and plots are not available in tabulated form. That's a well known problem for scientists and engineers and the only way out is to use a ruler and read the values off the plot. In general this results in poor precision. xyscan is written to overcome this problem. It is a tool that allows one to retrieve the numeric values of data points and errors with good accuracy.

xyscan can also be used for purposes other than scientific plots, e.g., for application where coordinates of shapes and curves are needed or coordinates and distances on maps.

Click here (plots) and here (maps) for screen shots of xyscan.

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 2002-2017 Thomas S. Ullrich
Supported Platforms
xyscan is currently (version 4.3.0) tested on macOS 10.13, Windows 10, and Linux (Scientific Linux). Binary packages exist for Mac and Windows. These binaries are typically backwards compatible with earlier versions of the referring OS. Just download the installers below. On Linux you need to build from source code, which is straightforward. Download the tar ball below and follow the instructions in the README file. You will need Qt5, poppler-qt5 and a C++11 compatible compiler.
Downloads
Version 4.3.0 (December 2017 - Recommended)
What's New
macOS (10.13 High Sierra) Installation package
Windows (10) Installation package
Source (Tar ball, to build see README file)
Version 4.2.1 (October 2017)
macOS (10.12 Sierra) Installation package
Windows (10) Installation package
Source (Tar ball, to build see README file)
Version 4.1.0 (April 2016)
Mac OS X (El Capitan) Installation package
Windows (10) Installation package
Source (Tar ball, to build see README file)
Older Version
The older versions below are provided as-is. They are not maintained and not verified to run on any platform or version newer than the version they were made on (although many will run just fine). If you are dealing with an older OS system or are interested in the French language version most will do, although you obviously will miss out the new features added in newer versions.
Version 4.0.0 (July 2015)
Mac OS X (Yosemite) Installation package
Source (Tar ball, to build see README file)
Version 3.3.3 (July 2014)
Mac OS X (Snow Leopard to Mavericks) Installation package
Source (Tar ball, to build see README file)
Version 3.3.0 (December 2010)
Windows Setup/installer (French & English)
Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) English version , French version
Source (Tar ball, to build see README file)
Version 3.2.2 (January 2010)
Windows Setup/installer
Mac OS X (Universal) Installer, Mac OS 10.5 or 10.6.
Source (Tar ball, to build see README file)
Version 3.2.1 (July 2009)
Mac OS X (Universal) Mac OS 10.5.5 (Leopard)
Source (Tar ball, to build see README file)
Version 3.1.0 (Dec 2008)
Windows,
Mac OS X (Universal) (Leopard only).
Source (Tar ball, to build see README file)
Version 3.0.1 (July 2007)
Windows Installer
Mac OS X (Universal) Installer (Tiger)
Source (Tar ball, to build see README file)
Version 2.0.9 (September 2006)
Windows Installer
Mac OS X (PPC) Installer (Tiger)
Last update: December 6, 2017