Use Data from Published Plots in R

Import data from a digital image; it requires user input for calibration and to locate the data points. The end result is similar to 'DataThief' and other other programs that 'digitize' published plots or graphs.


0.0.4 / 2016-08-26

  • Cache packages and use code cov
  • Cran-requested changes

New features

  • Revise UI (A single function with console-driven UI)
  • Maintain reverse compatibility
  • Add basic tests for reverse compatibility


  • Add usage instructions in README
  • Note deprecation in the reverse-compatible functions
  • Use travis CI for R CMD check and provide coverage from codecov

Fixes for CRAN

  • Use importFrom for functions from graphics, stats, etc
  • Add comments for cran release
  • Use person in DESCRIPTION


  • Add Tal Galili as contributor
  • Jaime Ashander is maintainer

0.0.3 / 2016-03-24

New features

  • Expand image types using readbitmap package: bmp, png, jpeg

Documentation and citation

  • Add readme: install info, citation and link to Luke Miller's tutorial
  • Add citation info

Package structure and function

  • Passes R CMD CHECK
  • Expand Description field in DESCRIPTION
  • Restructure package to allow easy install with devtools::install_github
  • Restore graphical settings after plotting


  • Add Jaime Ashander as contributor

Reference manual

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0.0.4 by Jaime Ashander, 5 years ago

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Browse source code at

Authors: Timothée Poisot [aut] , Rene Sachse [aut] , Jaime Ashander [aut, cre] , Tal Galili [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Imports graphics, readbitmap

Suggests testthat

See at CRAN