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Re: Cursors in graphics

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  • Subject: [mg39667] Re: Cursors in graphics
  • From: "Y.A.Tesiram" <yas at>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 04:45:46 -0500 (EST)
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Thanks to all for the replies and observations. On my Mac running
Mathematica 4.1 on OS 10.1, the key combinations work as described by
others. On another Mac running Jaguar and Mathematica 4.2 the key
combinations work as do the select and paste methods.

On Thu, 27 Feb 2003, David Park wrote:

> Bill,
> 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
> expression.
> David Park
> djmp at
> From: Bill Rowe [mailto:listuser at]
To: mathgroup at
> To: mathgroup at
> On 2/25/03 at 2:55 AM, yas at (Y.A.Tesiram)
> wrote:
> >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
> coordinates.

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