Questions on converting data, graphics, sound etc. from Mathematica into other file formats.

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Exporting SmoothHistogram plot data

My program produces a large data set, which is distributed by some unknown function. I've used SmoothHistogram to visualise it crudely as a probability distribution ...
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Speed up manipulate by exporting each step as an image

Consider a manipulate function such as: ...
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How to do http POST in Mathematica?

The Import command lets you do a HTTP GET from a URL, like this Import @ "http://merkosoncampus.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/higgs-boson.jpg" This sends an ...
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Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow (Q&A)

A couple of years ago, Alexey Popkov asked this question: Which ray tracing software is compatible with Graphics3D? It is my opinion, for various reasons, that out of the many ray tracing programs ...
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Using Inset[..] to overlay a Graphics3D with its raster version

Preamble First let me explain the why. You can skip this and go directly to the question if want to answer it right away. We had more than one discussion about how to produce nice looking 3d plots ...
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Edit a Mathematica plot in Illustrator, missing font problem

I export my Mathematica generated plot as an eps and then open it in Adobe Illustrator to make a few changes. When I try to do this I get this error message: Times-Roman: Font not found on ...
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Dynamic visualization of Graph[] on a webpage

How can we embed a dynamic version of a Graph object on a web page, similar to the one showcased on the networkx home page? This sort of dynamic visualization can ...
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Exporting data extensions in fits file

Context In Astronomy the de facto standard for images and data is FITS. I would like to export heterogenous data sets into a single fits file. Attempt I am ...
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Exporting BarChart3D as PDF produces artefacts

So I think the following image already shows the problem, similar to Avoiding white lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF or PS the pdf export of the chart creates thin lines in the ...
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Automatizing PSfrag export

I'm in the early phase of creating a Mathematica function (or package) that exports graphics such that they can be used with $\LaTeX$'s PSfrag. The goal Ideally, the function should take a graphic ...
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Syntax Highlighting for Mathematica on a Blog

Every once in a while I want to paste Mathematica code on my blog. When I do, I would like it to be somewhat readable, and it would be nice to have syntax highlighting. So far all my searches have ...
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Export to CSV is very slow - can performance be improved?

I have to provide data exports from Mathematica to CSV format and it is very slow compared to other formats as can be seen in the following table: JSON, 15 sec, 8.4 MB TXT, 23 sec, 5.6 MB XLSX, ...
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How to export transparent raster plots?

Is there an easy way to get transparent plots that work with Save Graphic As using a compatible file format such as GIF or PNG? I tried ...
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How can I transfer mathematical expressions between Mathematica and Maple?

Is there a simple way to copy mathematical expressions between Mathematica and Maple (or at least in one direction)? I mean only expressions built from numbers and predefined mathematical functions, ...
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Mathematica's “POV” export format ignores ColorFunction

I was playing with xslittlegrass's Pov-Ray package and more generally with the POV-conversion function ExportString[#, "POV"] &, and noticed that ...
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How can I convert a formatted text cell to latex code?

I have a formatted text cell, I want to export it as latex. How can I do that? Since copy as LaTeX doesn't work, I thought of pasting it into a string and exporting, but it's a no go: ...
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How can I share objects with dynamic content with non-Mathematica users?

Often when I construct some cool Manipulate[] function, I would like to share it with others—non-Mathematica users. Some software, notably Cinderella, ...
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High memory use while exporting a BMP

Something mysterious is going on when exporting images. I'm using Mathematica 9.0.1 on Windows 7 (64 bit), and find that the memory use is excessive when exporting to a bmp. But it doesn't happen ...
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Encoding format used by GraphicsData?

I am trying to extract some graphics stored in PICT format from a Mathematica notebook, using a platform that doesn't support PICT. If I look at the .nb file in a ...
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Creating a realtime MIDI Out

I have a live stream of notes and note velocities using SoundNote and SoundVolume. My problem is that I have no idea how to ...
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Export[] performance

Consider this sequence of commands: ...
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How to properly DumpSave & Get Global`s symbols inside packages while not touching Global context?

For efficiency reasons I prefer to use DumpSave instead of Save. For ease of access I prefer to save symbols in ...
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How do I prevent fonts sizes and line weights from scaling in exported graphics?

It's common to export graphics from Mathematica that are subsequently scaled to various sizes that cannot (at least not conveniently) be anticipated. This is problematic in cases where (as is common) ...
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Save and call matrices with large output in Mathematica [duplicate]

If we have the large matrix A=RandomReal[{-10, 10}, {1000, 1000}]; and I need it for further calculation, how can I save it on hard disk and then call for ...
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How to fix a PDF line rendering problem in V9

If I run this in V8 ...
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Efficiently exporting many images as a video

I have many .gif images and I would like to export them as a single video file (I prefer .mov, but any video format is fine). But what if I have several tens of megabytes of .gif images? Is it ...
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Export Animate command to MOV video

I'm trying to export a rather complex Animate command into a full-HD resolution video, but having no success so far. The animation has around 520 frames (the number ...
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Is Compress[] compatible between different Mathematica versions?

Compress[] was introduced in version 6 of Mathematica. It gives a compressed version of expressions represented as a string of ASCII characters. It preserves more ...
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Export Plots to PNG in Printout Style

When creating a plot in Mathematica 10 (OS X 10.9.4 and Win 7) the FrameLabel and Ticks are greyish and only the Frame itself is black (see Screenshot bellow). Only when exporting the plot to PDF all ...
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Does PrivateFontOptions -> {“OperatorSubstitution” ->False} fail in version 10?

Please consider the following, version 10.0.1, OS X Mavericks: ...
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How to create a “standard” CDF programmatically?

How can I programmatically create a CDF which is similar to the CDFs created by File -> CDF Export -> Standalone...? ...
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When do I use Mathematica, when do I use Gephi, and how do I use them together?

Mathematica has great operations for analyzing graphs but when the graphs are a bit bigger, Gephi seems to be more efficient (at least on my computer) at drawing and analyzing, i.e. visualizing the ...
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How to create a CDF “on the fly”?

I don't know if I have asked the question the right way: As CDF is essentially a simple text file, I would like to create it "on the fly" without saving it to the hard drive. I would like to give a ...
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How can I get Mathematica to include size information in exported SVG?

When I use Export to export graphics in SVG format, the exported file contains no width ...
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Removing clipping masks from exported PDFs

I usually export graphics from Mathematica as PDFs which I tweak with Adobe Illustrator. When most plots are exported from Mathematica as PDFs they contain a large number of mostly useless clipping ...
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How can I export definitions of several symbols to a single file?

the problem related to this question What I want to do is to Export definition of several symbol into a single file. The reason I choose ...
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Quality control when exporting graphics into JPG

If I export a graphics from Mathematica to JPG format the image quality in JPG is visibly lower than that in Mathematica. Is it possible to control and eventually increase the quality of the exported ...
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How to set PageWidth when using PutAppend to append expressions to a file?

Do[ PutAppend[Table[i, {RandomInteger[100]}], "./file.m"], {i, 100} ] I'd like each inner list to always appear on the same line, but not automatically ...
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When exporting an (animated) GIF, is it possible to specify the size of the color palette?

I've exported an animation to animated GIF, which generated a 15mb file. I've been asked if I could regenerate the file, limiting it to only 16 colors, but I can't find any documentation on how I ...
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Efficient export of complex graphics to PDF

So I have 2D plot, made with DensityListPlot. Mathematica just cannot export them properly to PDF, so what I want to do is 1) export the plot itself, without axes, labels, etc, as a jpg image, and 2) ...
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Exporting a Large Multidimensional Sparse Array

I'm trying to export a sparse array from Mathematica to share with collaborators who primarily use Matlab. The sparse array in question is 4 dimensional, (72 x 93 x 94 x 172) with ~4M non-zero ...
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How do you get high resolution plots in applications using the Mathematica MathService?

This is for Mac users only using MathService (MathService it seems, given that it was created back in 2004, is a power pc code and requires Rosetta to run on Intel). If I type a plot command in ...
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How to export Speak output?

I made a series of interval workouts based on Speak[], where the voice tells me when the intervals start, when they stop and how much time I have left to prepare. ...
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Transfer graphics from Mathematica to Word without loss of quality

I want some high-quality 2D graphics produced by Mathematica in my paper. My step-by-step operation as follows: First I make the plot, for example, ...
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Export to PDF on OS X, font missing on Windows

Here is another problem with Mathematica plots and PDF. I have Mathematica 9.0.1 on Mac OS X. I want to export my plots to PDF to include them in a LaTeX document. If I export the plot with the ...
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Obtaining better quality in ListPlot

I have a data file which can be downloaded from here. In order to plot this, I use the following Mathematica code ...
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How do I Export through a standard system file save dialog activated by a Button?

As near as I can tell, Export cannot be configured through arguments or options, to present a standard system file save dialog to the user, so that he can specify a ...
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Export an image as a double precision TIFF

I would like to save an image as a double precision TIFF image. I have looked and tried many things but no luck. I have been able to import a double precision TIFF from IDL and found that the data was ...
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How to save data using FileNameSetter or similar

I would like to export data to a file using a SaveAs type dialog, using something like FileNameSetter[name,"Save"] to give a browse button. Any help with this ...