WebPlotDigitizer

Web based tool to extract data from plots, images, and maps

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Goodbye WordPress, Hello Jinja!

May 21, 2014


WordPress had served this website very well for almost four years, but it was an overkill for such a simple static website like this. Having to keep track of MySQL backups and WordPress version updates is too much work to maintain the simple static pages here. Also the appearance and layout was not exactly in my full control.


This new website has been developed from scratch using Jinja2 templates. I compile the pages on my laptop using a Python script and upload the rendered HTML on the server. So now there is no need for a database server or any server side PHP scripts that WordPress needed. I am hoping that this results in a better experience and lower server load. I can also reuse these templates for my other projects quite easily.


If you are curious, then the source code for this website is located here: https://github.com/ankitrohatgi/Website


Also note that some of the older posts have been removed in the new website. I might restore some of those if I think they are still useful. The RSS feed is also temporarily down. A new feed should be available in the next couple of days.

v3.0 not working? Clear your browser cache!

May 14, 2014


I noticed that many browsers had cached a part of the older version and were trying to mix the cached part with the code from the new version. This will obviously result in problems as there are a significant number of differences between version 2.6 and 3.0.


If you have experienced any issues with version 3.0, then please try clearing your browser cache first. You can clear browser history for a specific website in most browsers.

I have turned off browser caching for future sessions in the version 3.1 (just released). This will prevent issues in the future, but it will not help if you have a cache already.


Instructions to clear your cache: Firefox, Chrome, Safari.


Sorry about the inconvenience. I am hoping that this will not be required for future releases (3.1+).

Version 3.0 Beta is Out!

April 27, 2014


Here's the link to try out version 3.0: http://arohatgi.info/WebPlotDigitizer/beta.


This will be kept as a "beta" for a couple of weeks just to make sure there aren't any issues that I might have overlooked. Also, this gives me some time to put together a few tutorials and update the user manual etc. Checkout the demo video in the previous post - it should help in getting started.


Feedback is highly appreciated!


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