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- Grab It! for Excel enables you to get digitized data
images. It lets you use Excel to include a photograph or chart, for example, and determine
measurements or data. Uses include extracting data from scientific publications, scaled
photographs, and stock market charts. Simply choose the types of X and Y axes, choose a
graph type, and select from numeric, scientific, date, time, and general X and Y output.
Enter boundaries, and as you select points, their data is inserted into the open Excel
spreadsheet. Excellent instructions are included. Grab It! for Excel is an
system that eliminates guesswork when it comes to obtaining precise data.
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- "Grab it!", a product of
Datatrend Software, is a PC based utility designed for data extraction
from electronic graphical images. Conveniently interfacible with
Microsoft Excel, it allows data from the image to be directly
incorporated into the spreadsheet for further manipulation.
Via a simple point and click elucidation, "Grab it!" can
extract numerical information from graphical images in a wide variety of
commonly used graphical formats, including typical Web files such as
JPEG and GIF. Given the importance of the Web as an information
dissemination medium, this provides a useful tool to the scientist or
engineer interested in quantifying graphically displayed data.
Armed with a scanner, this functionality can be extended to hard-copy
One current limitation of the software is accuracy and precision in that
it relies on the user to pinpoint the location of the data points on a
screen of only finite resolution. As a recommendation for
refinement of this concept, it might be useful to consider incorporation
of image recognition and processing techniques to enhance the precision
and accuracy of the data extraction process.
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- From Datatrend Software, of Raleigh, N.C., comes Grab It!
(www.datatrendsoftware.com), which enables the user to import image files and transfer
data from them into Excel spreadsheets by merely pointing and clicking the cursor on the
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