On Fri, 28 Aug 1998, Daniel Heiserer wrote:

> Can I get a feedback of the position of my mouse on the gnuplot window?

> E.G. I pick somewhere on the plot an octave tells me which position this

> was.

I wrote ginput.oct file which allows you to do this.

To quote my own post to help-octave of 11 sept 97:

>I finally got around to learning a little X programming and

>wrote a *.oct file that you can dynamically load.

>

>It takes over control of the mouse, and allows you to click

>with button 1 and terminates with buttons 2 or 3.

>

>here's the help:

> octave:1> help ginput

> ginput is a builtin function

>

> [...] = ginput (...)

>

> GINPUT: gets points mouse clicks on the screen

>

> [x,y]= ginput(axis)

> x -> x coordinates of the points

> y -> y coordinates of the points

>

> axis -> if specified then the first 2 (or 4) clicks

> must be on the appropriate axes. x and y (or just x

> if only 2 points specified ) will then be normalised.

>

> for example: x=ginput([1 10])

> the first two clicks should correspond to x=1 and x=10

> subsequent clicks will then be normalized to graph units.

>

> for example: [x,y]=ginput;

> gives x and y in screen pixel units (upper left = 0,0 )

>

> select points with button #1. Buttons 2 and 3 quit

It's available at

http://www.mondenet.com/~adler/octavethe compile details are in the source.

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