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

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How do I save a variable or function definition to a file?

Is it possible to save a function which was created via Interpolation of some data in such a way that I can use this function in a new Mathematica session without ...
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Exporting graphics to PDF - huge file

I want to draw some basic surfaces, export them to PDF and include them in a LaTeX file. I create a simple 3D graphics object, for instance with ...
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$\LaTeX$ and Mathematica

I quite often would like to draw graphics in my $\LaTeX$ documents using Mathematica. I have encountered three problems. I would like to know if there are any workarounds to these problems I would ...
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Does Mathematica support variable frame rate for any video format, in analogue of GIF-style “DisplayDurations”?

The good old GIF animation format allows us to set the duration of each individual frame in the animation separately. This is especially useful if some frames in ...
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Plot, extract data to a file

I need to save data that Mathematica uses inside the Plot command. The format that I would like to have is: x1 y1 x2 y2 ..... ...
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Is it possible to export the equations from Mathematica to MATLAB?

Is it possible to export the output expressions from Mathematica computations (e.g., equations) in valid MATLAB syntax?
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Real Size Image Printing

I am generating a complicated graphics with Mathematica, but with objects of given sizes (e.g. a line of length 1 inch, between two points). I want to make sure that when I export the graphics, e.g. ...
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How to automate generation of image files?

I need to generate a large number of figures as PNG files, and I'm trying to decide whether Mathematica would be the quickest way to do this. All the figures have the same basic structure, and I'm ...
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Saner alternative to ContourPlot fill

I am producing a large number of ContourPlot objects, which when exported generate notoriously large PDF files because it basically generates lots of little ...
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Avoiding white lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF or PS

When doing a RegionPlotand then exporting (or saving from the front end) as PDF or EPS, there are small white lines in the filling of the region. Here's an example ...
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Graphics elements do not line up perfectly in exported PDFs

Bug introduced in version 9.0 and persisting through 10.4 Graphics elements do not always line up perfectly in exported PDFs using "Save As..." method. Take, for example: ...
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Speeding up Import and Export in CSV format

I am handling large numerical data in Mathematica. In smaller problems everything worked fine using Export and Import with the ...
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Saving a notebook as PDF, preserving syntax highlighting

Currently, one may save notebooks as PDFs from the menu by Save As... and then selecting PDF (on a Mac, I imagine it is similar on other OSs). However, the ...
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Some tutorials on formatting notebook for exporting to pdf

I love the way that Mathematica allows me to type in of formulas. It is really easy to type complicated expressions with shortcuts on the keyboard. It would be great if I could use Mathematica ...
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Avoiding grid lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF

Basically the same question as here, but now with regions which have opacity. ...
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How well does Mathematica code exported to C compare to code directly written for C?

Essentially what it says in the title. Mathematica can export its code to C. How much overhead does that inflict on the code, as compared to writing it from scratch in C?
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How to export large graphics?

I'm using Raster to create large graphics (1000 by 1666), which I want to Export as a JPEG or TIFF in a resolution that can be printed in a large size, 3' by 5'. ...
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How to include Mathematica animation in a PowerPoint presentation?

Note: Cross-posted at Wolfram Community I want to include a Mathematica animation in PowerPoint presentation. My code is: ...
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Export Plots to $\LaTeX$

What is the quickest and best way to export a plot image from Mathematica to a $\LaTeX$ Editor? Is there something quicker than exporting it to an image and then including it in the $\LaTeX$ document? ...
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Export Plot3D in Mathematica 10.1 is Rasterized by default

When I use Export to export Plot3D to PDF format, I get different behaviour in Mathematica 10.1 compared to 10.0. In particular, ...
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Export high resolution figure causes missing ticks

I understand that Mathematica has a bug when exporting images. The ticks are scaled not correctly when exporting at high resolution. For example: when you do: ...
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Failure to export graphics by right-click when Notebook magnification is changed

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.3.0 or later When I try to export graphics as PNG, JPG and other rasterized formats using the right-click and choosing ...
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How can I ensure graphics exported in WMF format don't have text-spacing problems?

A lot of my work involves manipulating data, drawing a pretty plot of it and then inserting that graphic into a report written in Microsoft Word, under Windows.1 The fun comes with the exporting part. ...
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How do I flatten transparency on a graphics, for conversion to eps or similar?

I've got a graphic that I'd like to save as an eps file. Trouble is, the graphic has some transparency to it. Since the eps format doesn't handle transparency, I want to flatten the transparency out, ...
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Embed Code Into Image

I often export images(plots, matrix, arrays, etc..) from mathematica which I end up putting in word documents or uploading to the web. The problem is that I often lose the original code and I am left ...
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Graphics exported from Mathematica 9 are very large because even standard fonts are embedded

Note: Fixed in version 10. See Verbeia's answer. I've upgraded from Mathematica 8 to 9 (which apparently leaves the old version installed and usable which I didn't expect). I see a significant ...
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How to save all data in all variables so that loading it is fast?

I've got this CSV file I've imported that has tens of millions of lines in it. It takes around 20 minutes to import. I've been working with it for a while and have the processed data spread out in a ...
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Autorotating 3D plots

These days, I have to produce quite a few 3D surface plots (mostly functions of the type $\rho(\theta,\phi)$ plotted with SphericalPlot3D). To exchange these ...
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How to save animation in mp4 format instead of avi?

I'd like to save Manipulate[] output so that I can embed an mp4 in my pdf document (using the media9 latex package). I've done this successfully in the past by ...
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Trouble with fonts when exporting a 2D-plot to vector formats

I've set up my plot to look exactly how I like it. At least it does so on screen. Upon export though, only the bitmap formats look the same. For PDF and EPS, the FontSize seems to get ignored and the ...
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Rasterizing a plot make axes ticks invisible [duplicate]

I've evaluated this code: plot = Plot[x, {x, 0, 10}]; g = Rasterize[plot, ImageResolution -> 300]; Everything looks good except the ticks (on the axes); they ...
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Export animation of a Manipulate autorun sequence?

I've got a Manipulate that does a vector field plot. Basically a function that returns a list of Graphics objects and a couple of sliders: ...
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How to export a large number of files?

I have a lot of data sets combined in a big list where each data set comprises one first level sub-list. Each data set must be saved into a separate file. The names for the files must automatically ...
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How to make Mathematica graphs in Microsoft Word independent from Mathematica?

When I open a .docx file containing Mathematica graphs on a computer without Mathematica software installed, the graphs look corrupted. For example, ...
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How to control the page size when exporting as a PDF?

When I used Mathematica under Windows, I could control the page size of the pdf files created by Export[...,"PDF"] by setting the paper size in the print menu to ...
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How to export data files using specific format

Very often, I have to export data files from Mathematica. These output files contain several columns and hundreds of lines with data. For the sake of the question let's create a sample list ...
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Convert Graphics3D containing BSpline to polygon primitives for export to 3DS?

Graphics3D[] objects created with BSpline functions will not export to 3DS format, which only supports the more basic primitives. Is there any straightforward way ...
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Export Graphics[] without white edges

I am trying to generate & Export[] Image with the below code, but as shown in the images I get some white border around my rectangle. How could I export an images that stopes right at the edge of ...
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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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Get the coordinates from ContourPlot and RegionPlot

How do I get the coordinates from a contour plot I've done in Mathematica? For example, I have a two-variable function f[x, y], for which I can make a contour plot: ...
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Export bug in combination with ParallelTable?

I am programming with Mathematica 10.3.1.0 on Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit and have an i7-4940-MX 3,1 GHz processor (4 cores). When I use in the example code below ...
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How do I cut down on file size of exported eps without losing quality?

I need to import the following to eps so that I can put it into my TeX file. The problem is two-fold: the exported file looks terrible (unlike the Mathematica output), and secondly, the file size is ...
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Mysterious behaviour of ParallelTable

This question is related to Export bug in combination with ParallelTable?. The following code shows an even stranger bug than in the upper question. The y-axis should always be logarithmic, but in ...
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How to embed fonts when exporting Mathematica graphics as PDF

Upon exporting a Mathematica graphics expression as a PDF, Mathematica does not seem to embed any nonstandard fonts used. When you open the resulting PDF document with a PDF viewer, all the text items ...
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Automating SFTP upload within Mathematica?

I have MMA-generated html and would like to automate uploading to a named directory to a web host via SFTP or HTTP POST, ideally without creating local temp files. The closest question I could find on ...
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How to translate interactive graphics from Mathematica to standard HTML+SVG?

I have a simple interactive plot in Mathematica, with controls for various parameters. The point of the plot is simply that users can explore how the plot changes as the parameters change by ...
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How to develop an Import/Export converter for Compress[]ed data?

Mathematica has a cross platform data exchange format, WDX. Unfortunately importing or exporting large data from/to WDX is very slow. Using MX files is very fast, but they are not compatible across ...
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How to fix broken InterpolatingFunction?

Fixed in Version 9 I have an InterpolatingFunction based on irregularly-gridded data, like this: ...
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Which ray-tracing software is compatible with Graphics3D?

I am interested in working alternative to Mathematica's FrontEnd for rendering Graphics3D produced by Mathematica. The requrements are: An ability to import ...