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RE: Re: Cursors in graphics

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  • Subject: [mg39644] RE: [mg39625] Re: Cursors in graphics
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 00:28:16 -0500 (EST)
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AFTER you click off the points while holding the Ctrl key down, THEN you
have to copy the clicked points by using Ctrl-C or the menu command or
command on the context menu. AFTER THAT you can paste them into an

David Park
djmp at

From: Bill Rowe [mailto:listuser at]
To: mathgroup at

On 2/25/03 at 2:55 AM, yas at (Y.A.Tesiram)

>Thank you Bill. Thats terrific. Just tried it and the numbers
>correspond to the graph. The next obvious question is how do I capture
>those co-ordinates?

I don't know how to capture the data points.

I have noted several posts here that indicate how to do this but I cannot
get any of the suggestions to work with Mathematica version 4.2 running on
MacOS 10.2.4

The reference posted by Paul Abbot indicates one or more clicks while the
cmd key is held down are needed to select the point(s) which can then be
copied and pasted into an input cell. This reference doesn't specify the key
combination needed for the copy/paste operation. Normally, it is cmd-c to
copy on a Mac and cmd-v (not cmd-p as suggested by Omega Consulting's ezine)
to paste.

I see the points selected. But it appears nothing gets copied. At least
nothing gets pasted into the input cell unless a previous selection had been
copied. In that case, the *previous* selection gets pasted which strongly
suggests the ususal cmd-c to copy things on a Mac does not copy the desired

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