Questions about getting data, files, images etc. from various formats into a form that can be read, tranformed and manipulated by Mathematica

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windrose with data from Excel

How to Import data from excel and use them to Plot windrose instead? Example, {{Strength, Angle(degrees)}..} ...
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Combine multiple PDF files into one document

I have multiple single page PDFs I'd like to join together into a single file. (Obviously I mean the file format and not the probability distributions here!) I'm aware of free online services such as ...
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Change character encoding for file read using OpenRead

I have a large bzipped file that I want to read using OpenRead on a pipe with UTF8 encoding. Doing the following does not give me UTF-8 encoding. My ...
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How to remove an expression from a file?

To read in expressions from a file, one can do ReadList[file, Expression, 3]. How to do the opposite, i.e. remove a number of expressions from a file, modifying ...
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How to write an import converter that can import split and compressed files

First of all sorry if this question isn't formatted properly. I'm working with a data format that prescribes separate header and data files, so for instance ...
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How to import non-text data from std input in a Mathematica script?

Or maybe a better question is - how can I get a stdin stream? I need to run on Linux. I did look at Reading from STDIN, or: how to pipe data into Mathematica, but ...
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Importing Data with Line feeds

I am trying to import data from a CSV file into Mathematica that contains line feeds in certain elements that I wish to be properly rendered in Mathematica. I suppose this has something to do with the ...
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Reading in Huge Text Files

I would like to read in really large text files (about 2GB) into Mathematica. The structure of the file is such that the first row and the first column are text i.e strings. Rest is all numbers. Is it ...
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How to import numbers or protected signs from .txt?

I'm new here, so please apologize any formal errors. I stumbled upon a somewhat simple problem. I want to import plain numbers or protected signs like Pi, ...
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What is the best way (lossless) to import .skp files into Mathematica?

I am using the free version of Google Sketchup and I've got a few designs in hand, which I need to be able to import into Mathematica. I saw the similar question asked by @Sjoerd C. de Vries in Stack ...
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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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Reading binary strings from file as strings

I have a file that contains binary strings like 01011 00101 01011 I want to import the file to Mathematica as a list of strings, but ...
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How to process .vtk file

I want to extract the cluster of points inside 3D box, is there any way one can do this in Mathematica?
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Image Rotation, Line Symmetry

I'd like to import an image, superimpose it, reduce the opacity of the overlaid image, and then use a manipulate to rotate the top image to illustrate rotational symmetry. The image below is using ...
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Importing array with complex numbers

This is probably an easy question: I am exporting the results from a longer calculation into a dat-File, then I set the cell to non-evaluatable and put an Import in front, so I can later work with the ...
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Failing to import an .eps file

I have an .eps file which was created using GLE. There is nothing wrong with the file, GS View can read it correctly. However, when I use Mathematica to read it using ...
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Importing CSV financial data in Mathematica

I am trying to import a CSV file in Mathematica 8 with the aim of charting it with the TradingChart command. This is what I have done : ...
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How can I log in to my Wikipedia account and access my watch list?

Wikipedia's "Edit Watchlist" page (for logged in users) has a list of hyperlinks to the user's watchlist (here is an example from my account). I've tried to use ...
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Equivalent of __FILE__?

Many languages define a special identifier whose value is the path to the source file currently being processed. (For example, in C, this is done through the ...
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Why can't an `Import[]` change $Path?

Does anyone know why Import["http://**server**/file.m"] can't make a change to $Path? It seems like ...
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How to save a web page in mathematica?

For a given web page http://www.nytimes.com/, is it possible to save it as : first: only HTML(within css) second: more elements(include pictures and so on) just like what a browser can do. ...
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Attaching WolframAlpha data

I have used WolframAlpha since it was launched (now a pro member) but am new to Mathematica 8. Is there a way to automatically add data from WA to a Mathematica dataset? For example, what if I ...
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Importing tabular data that has been exported from Evernote

In Evernote you can embed HTML tables in the note. You can then export them to an xml format with the extension enex. I am trying to get the data from the table imported into Mathematica. Here is the ...
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Open data file from CDFPlayer?

Using a CDF program running in CDF Player, is it possible to use a system dialog box, or even just an Import statement such as Import["*.CSV"], to import data from a text or comma separated file on a ...
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Stream CSV files

Ram limitations make import impractical for large CSV files. Is it possible to Stream CSV correctly? ...
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Importing specific elements from JSON

I'm having trouble importing JSON in the way I expect, based on my reading of the documentation. The particular issue I'm having is with importing a specific element, or list of elements. From the ...
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Importing from Excel

I'm trying to import a matrix from Excel to Mathematica. My code is: Import["desktop/stproj.xls", "xls", data, 1] The output is some weird stuff about population ...
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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 prevent output truncation when importing large Graphics?

The Evaluation Preferences in Mathematica specify a maximum output size of 1048576 Bytes before truncation occurs. That makes a ...
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Reading in scientific notation from C++ to Mathematica

With a text file with entries formatted as (output from C++): f[38.67] = -2.5387862698183892298317350539374412777263289550697e-05; ⋮ Is there a way to read this ...
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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 can I colorize an imported model?

How can I colorize an imported model from for example 3ds max? I'm trying to find the way to colorize a 3D plot from an imported model with something like this: ...
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Import audio in uLaw format?

How do I import a uLaw-format audio file into Mathematica? Here's an example: hello-world.ulaw For reference, here's the same file in wav format: hello-world.wav As I understand it, the uLaw ...
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How to transform a DumpSaved .mx file to .m file conveniently?

I have many DumpSave-d .mx files under a directory. They are generated under Linux. The .mx ...
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Single image import from stack via FTP connection

Background I would like to create a CDF document that is embedded on a webpage. The CDF will contain some image display ...
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Importing .zip file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Importing Zip files I have a piece of code which imports a txt file and turns it automatically into a table form. I use the following: ...
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Getting EPS imports to respect the original fill rule

One major problem in my attempt to answer to the CountryData flags question is that the way Mathematica handles filled curves differs from the way SVG and EPS style editors do. The latter two have the ...
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Check Google PageRank for a given URL

Does anyone know how to write a Mathematica function that returns the Google PageRank of a given URL? I found a tutorial for achieving this in a bash script here, but I have no idea how to port this ...
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Importing .txt or .csv financial data

I am trying to import some financial data exported from Excel. You can find the relevant file here : Text File or CSV File This is what the data looks like in Excel : Using the following code to ...
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Importing or reading data in binary format 212

I have a binary data file in format 212, and I want to import the file into Mathematica. How do I read or import binary format 212? I almost have no direct experience of working with any binary ...
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How can I get rid of extra commas in Export/Import?

Consider the following example of trying to export the following table: Export["test.dat", {{{1, 1}, {2, 2}}, {{3, 3}, {4, 4}}}, "Table"]; Now I import to see ...
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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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3D scatter plot from a txt file

I have a txt file with space-delimited x, y, z coordinates of several points. The points are organized into groups of unequal size; the groups are delimited by skipping a line, like this: ...
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Import specific data from Excel to make a plot

I need some help with this: I have imported data from an Excel file and I need to make a contour plot of it. The data are in table-like form. Here is a sample of the first few 'rows': ...
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Import multiple files from folder in order of date added

I have a folder that contains certain files I want to import. In my case those are .png files. As all the files I want to import contain the phrase "accum" in their filenames, I can use ...
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Importing multiple tables within a single file

Suppose I have a file with multiple tables, each separated by a line beak, like this: ...
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Workaround for Import not supporting the \leqslant TeX macro

$\{A\leqslant x\leqslant B\}$ Copy the code into Notebook, and you'll lose the less sign, this can be rendered well in ...
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Import[] exception possibly caused by ToString[] behaviour which I cannot explain

Let me just start by pointing out I'm a new StackExchange user as well as a new Mathematica user (started today!) I mention this as a context to my ineptitude :) I am attempting to read through a ...
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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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Extracting a single layer from a SHP file

I have an ESRI ShapeFile (SHP) that I've loaded. It has a number of layers which I can see the names of by using: Import["file.shp", "LayerNames"] I get ...