Specific forms of data storage and file types external to Mathematica.

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How to read data file quickly?

I have a tab separated value file with 10 million rows each of which has three tab separated values. The first value is a string, the second an integer, and the third another string. How to read ...
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Import large amount of data with time stamps

I have a large data file (150 000 lines) which I want to import in Mathematica. The first few lines look like this ...
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Download xkcd Click and Drag comic

Inspired by the recent question about xkcd styled plots I started looking at xkcd again and I came across a comic titled Click and Drag. And if you do that, you start exploring a larger drawing. A ...
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Accidentally corrupted graphics (?) data of notebook — now it won't open

In the process of editing my scripts' variable names with a haphazard "replace in all open files" in my text editor, I accidentally replaced portions of graphics data in a notebook (and I believe this ...
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Converting other C++ classes to MTensor in LibraryLink

Hopefully this will be a quick question + a quick answer: Say I have a C++ (or C) code using LibraryLink. I am using a library that defines a specific matrix class, as many numerical libraries ...
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Organizing similar datasets using Contexts or otherwise

I often import several long time series to analyze something about a city. When I have multiple cities, I use contexts. As a simple example, ...
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How to create a histogram of annual events, such as cherry blossom time

I have calculated blooming and ripening times for a specific variety of plant, based on actual temperature data from over 40 years. I would like to create two histograms on a single axis; one for ...
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Problem with NumberForm when exporting

I have a two-part question regarding NumberForm First question In my attempt at answering this i stumbled upon a strange behavior by NumberForm when the final result is exported. Lets say I ...
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Plotting data with exponentials

I have some data with 19000 sublists such as : {" 7.9080000e+01 1.9283193e+04"} Where the first number is the value for variable ...
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Support for Compressed Sparse Column sparse matrix representation

Is there native support for Compressed Sparse Column (CSC) format for sparse matrices, like importing and manipulating them?
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Backward compatibility issues while DumpSaving Interpolation polynomials

I have bkwrd compatibility issues when I save my NDSolve result (which is an interpolating polynomia) using DumpSave from Mathematica 8 on Windows 7 and then try ...