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

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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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Printing exported PDF graphics fails (version 8)

When I export even simple graphics, say, a DateListPlot to PDF under Windows, it refuses to print on any of the printers at work. Acrobat (Reader X) throws three ...
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Save a C compiled function without losing the blessing of C compiler

Consider the following example: ...
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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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Can Mathematica Export Shapefiles?

Mathematica is great at importing ESRI shapefiles (.shp). Import["http://exampledata.wolfram.com/usamap.zip", "Graphics"] But it seems like it's a glaring ...
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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exporting 2D & 3D graphics for use in Adobe Illustrator

I have recently (perhaps since Mathematica Version 10?) encountered a change in how PDF images are saved and how they behave after being loaded into Adobe Illustrator (v16.0.4 under Mac OS X 10.10.5). ...
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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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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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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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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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How to fix a PDF line rendering problem in V9

If I run this in V8 ...
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Mathematica document not retaining margins from stylesheet when printing?

In the process of creating my resume in Mathematica, I needed to adjust the margins of the default stylesheet so that section headers would take up less whitespace. After modifying the stylesheet ...
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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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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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How to work around incorrect tooltips in plots exported to HTML

This is an issue that I always wanted to investigate but haven't gotten around to solving yet: The tooltips for contour lines in a plot like this can be very useful in the Notebook interface: ...
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Generating high quality charts in Mathematica for use in LaTeX and Word

I frequently have a probelem using my charts in reports because the text (axes labels and tick marks) look low resolution (fuzzy). When I export my charts, i export them as PNG files. Unless I'm ...
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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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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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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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Export rotate bug in Mathematica v10

I think I've stumbled upon a bug in Mathematica v10.0.0 on linux. Rotate does not seem to play well with export. If I run: ...
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How to export a 3D circle as a single piece PDF vectorial object?

I need to export a circle drawn in 3D with a specific point of view to a PDF file. This is easy to do. However, the exported circle is made of tons of non-connected small bits. I need the whole ...
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How do you export the result of a RevolutionPlot3D to STL for printing?

How do you export the result of a RevolutionPlot3D to STL (STereoLithography) file format for printing? I am a tyro when it comes to 3D rendering and printing.
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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 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 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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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 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 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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Is Mathematica's (v10.0.2) NetCDF exporter broken? [duplicate]

I'm trying something very simple, namely: Export["file.nc", {"Datasets" -> {"seqs" -> {"AAA", "BBB"}}}, "Rules"] And getting Java errors about "illegal ...
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Creating self destructing notebook

Inspired by this post I've been trying to implement the idea in Wolfram with no success yet. I've come pretty close though and need some help. So I've managed to do this: ...
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Rotated text in “plot” cannot be copied to MS Word

When I add some text to a simple plot with drawing tools, the text cannot be copied and pasted out with the graphic itself to Microsoft Word. Do you know how to copy the manually added text out to ...
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How can I export 3D plots as vector graphics? [duplicate]

Consider the following simple example code: plot3D = ListPlot3D[{{0, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}}, Mesh -> All]; Export["plot3D.pdf", plot3D] As clearly seen, ...