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Joseph Hebert
02/11/14 09:07
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Okemah, Ok
United States

#190280 - Discretion is the better part of valor
Responding to: Raghunathan's previous message
Hi Raghunathan,

I won't pretend to know the politics or dynamics of your workplace, and so I won't presume to tell you what you should do concerning your clients. Instead I will respect that you have the discipline to bite your tongue when your circumstance requires, and suggest that you try and find a way to request the original data without calling your client a fool if it really is no longer available.

That said, if you can write a program to display the scanned bitmap file on screen, processing the data into a format you can use shouldn't be as daunting a task as has been suggested. (But take note that I said if you can write a program to display the scanned bitmap file.) Every pixel of the displayed image has to have a pair of screen coordinates associated with it, and scaling those coordinates as needed shouln't be a problem. All you really need to do is come up with a way of discerning which pixels are part of the graph line.

Of course, you and/or your programmer will have to make the judgment of whether or not it's worth the effort to actually implement, but figuring out the details of how to do it shouldn't be that hard or take that long.

Good luck,


List of 13 messages in thread
Random profile input      Raghunathan      02/06/14 05:25      
   waveform generation      Mahmood Elnasser      02/07/14 02:29      
      Waveform as a hard copy..      Raghunathan      02/08/14 18:40      
         image processing      Mahmood Elnasser      02/09/14 01:49      
         How incredibly stupid!      Andy Neil      02/09/14 16:31      
            You can ... I can't !!      Raghunathan      02/11/14 02:18      
               Discretion is the better part of valor      Joseph Hebert      02/11/14 09:07      
                  try and find a way to request the original data      Andy Neil      02/11/14 13:28      
                     Apology      Joseph Hebert      02/12/14 07:36      
                  One possible way forward      Raghunathan      02/15/14 21:05      
                     Real world things to consider      Mahmood Elnasser      02/16/14 09:01      
                        Image manipulation software      Andy Neil      02/16/14 11:17      
                           Do you intend to simulate this or physically emulate it?      Richard Erlacher      03/02/14 20:55      

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