Digitizer software (measurement not dna gels) for mac

Don Gilbert gilbertd at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu
Thu Nov 4 12:09:47 EST 1993


Does anyone have suggestions for digitizing software for Macintoshes
(using a CalComp? digitizer board) that would record measurements
of plant parts (projected from slides onto the digitizer pad)?

The person looking knows that Jandel Scientific makes the right
kind of software (expensive) for their (expensive) digitizer. This
is called
  Sigma-Scan 
  (or possibly Sigma-Scan Calibrating File Converter version 3.9)

Any suggested less expensive equivalents for recording measurements
will be appreciated.  I am aware that NIH Image (and such general
graphics programs like Canvas) can meaure images.  But I don't
know details like (a) will Image or others allow meaurements to
be automatically saved into spreadsheet type data files, (b) do
digitizers act like mouse input on Macs so that you don't need special
software for them.

P.S., I did use gopher to iubio archive to search the bionet news first
for previous tips on digitizers.  Only found info on dna gel digitizing.

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-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu




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