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Re: Copying input from the Wolfram blog

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  • Subject: [mg78207] Re: [mg78188] Copying input from the Wolfram blog
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 04:07:11 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I had and have the same frustration and have expressed the same via the 
"Send feedback" link on the blog site.

However, I've since noticed that code in SOME of the blog articles are 
not images, but rather text that can be copied directly.  This is the 
case, e.g., with Theo Gray's "Computable Data Functions" (29 May 2007) 
and his  "Why Spend More Than Five Minutes on a GUI?" (17 May 2007).

On the other hand, the code in Chris Carlson's "In Mathematica Pictures 
Are worth a Thousand Words" (8 Jue 2007) consists entirely of 
non-copyable images.  Ditto for Kovas Boguta's "Symbolic Programming 
Visualized" (13 May 2007) and the one piece of code in Stephen Wolfram's 
"Today We Put a Prize on a Small Turing Machine" (14 May 2007).

Steve Luttrell wrote:
> I find the Wolfram blog at very interesting, but I 
> am frustrated that I can't find a way of copying the input cells (which are 
> actually images of input cells) to Mathematica in order to evaluate them. 
> There is "ALT" text visible when you hover over the image of each input 
> cell, which looks as if it is what I need but I can't find a (quick) way of 
> accessing this text. Drilling down into the source HTML isn't really a very 
> convenient solution.
> So, the question is, is there a quick way of extracting input cells from web 
> pages generated by Mathematica?
> Steve Luttrell
> West Malvern, UK 

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