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Re: Re: Reading Coordinates from Plot

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  • Subject: [mg80188] Re: [mg80135] Re: Reading Coordinates from Plot
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 07:10:40 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <f9mqlv$ri0$> <>
  • Reply-to: murray at

I tried the same thing, in 3 separate Input cells, but with a Plot 
instead of a ListPlot:




However, at each mouse click-release it's tricky not to get that point's 
coordinates appearing twice in the list.  I think that "MouseDown" might 
be better there.

This is a promising technique.  Now to encapsulate it in a function that 
can be passed any 2D graphics....

rxm at wrote:
> ::::::::: On Aug 12, 7:24 am, jrc <jrch... at> wrote:
> :
> : Apparently v6.0.1 no longer has the mouse functionality that
> : enables one to easily read coordinates from a plot. <...deleted...>
> I also missed the ability to read the data from plots.  Here
> is a cheap way to read mouse clicks
> 	data = Table[RandomReal[], {10}];
> 	res = {};
> 	Dynamic[res]
> 	EventHandler[
> 	 ListPlot[data], {"MouseUp" :> AppendTo[res,
> MousePosition["Graphics"]]}
> 	]
> Enter each line in a different cell of the notebook.
> Now, whenever you release the mouse button inside the plot
> area the output cell of Dynamic[res] will be updated with
> the position of the click.

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