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Re: Mathematica input from graphics tablets?

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  • Subject: [mg18950] Re: Mathematica input from graphics tablets?
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 01:33:43 -0400
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <7nlqah$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


Mathematica ins *not* very useful for interactive, visual graphics.
You may try to use a ordinary graphics program like CorelDraw and save
a wmf-file. You should be able to import the wmf-file with Mathematica
Import[] command.

Hope that helps

calvitti at wrote:
> is there a product that enables Mathematica to receive input directly from a
> graphics tablet like's? intstead of haveing to keep
> importing the graphics from an external drawing? - maybe a set of
> drivers that'd let you caputer line drawings as a set Mathematica primitives
> (perhaps splines or some suitable object model of the drawing) for
> displaying diagrams etc?
> as flexibly as users can generate Mathematica graphics, most times it's not
> worth the effort (e.g. when the notebooks are not meant for
> publication)
> +------------------------------------------+
>   alan calvitti
>   systems and control engineering
>   case western reserve university
>   calvitti at
>   icq# 16264545
> +------------------------------------------+

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