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

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DataEncoding and compression in HDF5 format

I would like to export data in HDF5 format with Mathematica 9. The Mathematica manual about Import and Export of this format can be read here. As I'm dealing with large arrays, export often lead to ...
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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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Inconsistent behavior of undocumented Encode->Import->StringToStream->Get on password-locked stream

Let's save a definition. Encode it with password/key and Get it again. We will not use Get ...
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Exporting EPS figures with dashing from ListPlot

I am having difficulties exporting EPS figures. If I use the LineLegend option to create a dashed or a dot-dashed line, it seems ok in Mathematica 9.0 e.g.: But the problem came out when the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to move .mx file from one server to other?

I have mathematica file in one server along with .mx file. Is there any way to move the .mx file from one server to other such ...
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Not FullDefinition for Save. MachineID not Protected?

Is there a way to set what symbols's definitions I do not want to store? Consider the following code: ...
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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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Exporting pictures in their correct size when using Grid [duplicate]

I have a large number of pictures, and I need to place each three of them in a grid with a certain layout. For example, if I have the following pictures: ...
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How to export attributes or annotations to an HDF5 file?

I'm trying to export attributes and annotations to an HDF5 file. But the documentation here is horrible and there are no examples of this. I spent some time playing, but I can't get it to work. Here ...
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How can I encrypt/decrypt a directory?

I'd like to use Mathematica 10's new Encrypt and Decrypt functions to secure files and folders on my mac. Here's what I have so far but something goes wrong along the way, since by the end of this ...
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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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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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Export ContourPlot as DXF

I'm having some trouble exporting a ContourPlot as a .DXF (to be used in AutoCAD). My code is: ...
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how to delete specific data from text file and then update it

I have a large text file. I read data from text file one at a time and check whether data agree with my condition. If not I want to delete that data in text file and update it. For example say my ...
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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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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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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 I save my animation/manipulation in pdf?

Is it possible to presserve my animation and manipulation plots in the pdf?
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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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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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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 ...
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Exporting images as .avi

Here's a list of images: images = Table[ExampleData[i], {i, ExampleData["TestImage"]}]; And according to the reference "Export exports a list of graphics, ...
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Extra spaces when exporting strings into pdf (bug, linux)

Rationale: Imagine you would like to create a publication quality figure in Mathematica, from under Linux. Naturally, it will contain text/labels. Problem: Here is a simple string ...
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Problem displaying eps exported histograms in Word 2010

I am having problems displaying histograms exported as .eps in Word 2010. I don't have problems though displaying them in a specialized .eps viewer. (Postsript viewer from Rampant logic) I am writing ...
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how to write string to file without Quotation mark

I am trying to Write String to file, something like this: Write["test.txt", "This is a test"]; when I opened the file I found that the string was written with ...
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how to Export raster data as a tiff unmolested

I feel certain there is a simple answere here.. how do I export image data to a tiff without any scaling? I want to read back in the exact data. ...
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How can write a list as a formatted string to a file

I have two lists: {a, 1, b} and {b, 1.3, y} My goal is to print them to file test.dat, so ...
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What is the best way to make a plot complete with legends so it is exported-ready for Word?

I want to put my Plot output into an MS Word document without having to edit it in Corel first, so I want to export it ready for Word in vector format complete with legends, expressions, axes, and ...
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Math diacritics go missing when exporting graphics [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.1.0 Take this example plot: ...
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Export a Pyramid to VRML format

How do you export a Pyramid to vrml format in Mathematica ? I have been trying to do this the following way ...
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Problem with exporting lists to Excel

When I use the form Export["file", list, "Table"] to export a list to Excel, I get columns of lists. I want my Excel sheet to have each list element in a separate ...
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Controlling the speed of Manipulate animations exported to SWF

I would like to export in .swf a "Manipulation" output. I am using ...
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Export grayscale png

The help for the Export function is absolutely unclear. How can I specify options for my output format? According to the documentation, PNG supports grayscale ...
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How to solve ArcSinh equation for many differents parameters?

I am totally stuck trying to solve the equation below (1/2) x Sqrt[1 + 4 a^2 x^2] + ArcSinh[2 a x]/(4 a) == d Where a and ...
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Problem with transparency when I export an eps file

I have the following simple Mathematica code: ...
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Exporting CellFrameLabels to HTML

I have a notebook that has several cells with CellFrameLabels and I'd like to export the notebook to HTML. However, the CellFrameLabels are lost during export. Here's an example of what I'm working ...
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Elegant ways of solving this file batching task

There are a batch of data files in a folder (dir = "D:\\Documents\\datadir"), each of which consists of a list of data items, one per line. Each data item is a pair ...