Dexter, a software program to export data from figures (Feb. 2008)
The ADS has developed “Dexter”, a Java applet that supports the user in
the process of generating data points from published figures containing
images, plots, graphs and histograms, whenever the original datasets
used by the authors to produce figures in the papers are not available
electronically. Dexter's basic functional is to let the user manually
digitize a plot by marking points and defining the coordinate
transformation from the logical to the physical coordinate system.
Advanced features include automatic identification of axes, tracing
lines and finding points matching a template.
Please have a look at ADS Dexter help to get more information.
The ADS applet Dexter, which is available under the GNU General Public License, has been adapted by EDP Sciences to work with A&A articles.