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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Why does importing a URL fail the second time and produce a FetchURL::conopen error?

I have Mathematica code that uses Import[] to download URLs. I noticed that first time I use the Import[] command it works. ...
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How do I display imported images at actual size?

I know that this is an extremely basic question, but I am having a lot of trouble finding the answer in the documentation. When I import an image (for example, ...
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How to process binary-encoded data without writing to file and importing?

I am consuming a webservice through NETLink that returns data directly in the response as a gzipped csv file. I can successfully process the data like this: ...
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How can I read in specific information from a TeX-file?

I have several TeX-files and they contain information of the form ...
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How to show wireframes on imported Object / Mesh (.obj file)

I've managed to import a Wavefront (.obj) file and store it in a variable like so: ...
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How can I open an Excel file and modify it in Mathematica?

I wanted to ask how can I view an Excel file from a Mathematica notebook and modify it. I have seen a similar question, Open Excel file with Mathematica, but the answer involves .NET. Is there any ...
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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 images from the web using ImportString & URLFetch

I can bring images from the web using the Import command like this: Import["http://blog.wolfram.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/se-30.jpg"] Sometimes the web ...
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Organizing similar datasets using DownValues instead of Contexts

In his answer to this question, Leonid helped me find a way to programmatically generate contexts for holding sets of symbols with the same names. Perhaps a simpler way is to use ...
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Operations on online files via public URL access

I need Mathematica to access an online public directory via some URL (fake in this case) http://example.com/images and perform operations similar to those Mathematica can do on OS directories and ...
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Can I read Chinese characters with ReadList correctly?

Just try this example: Export["a.txt", "这乱码问题该怎么解决呢\n***\n怎么解决嘛"] ReadList["a.txt", Record] ...
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Import numeric values from XML

I am trying to import data from an XML file and then perform calculations on those numeric values. When I import the data the values seem to be stored as strings. I tried using a ToExpression ...
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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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Reading specific entries from a CSV file

This question is related to the following: Speeding up Import and Export in CSV format Stream CSV files Reading periodic elements from a large file I have a set of very large CSV files (a few ...
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Accessing data on local machine from remote kernel

I have a remote kernel on a server that I would like to use to process some data. The connection works, i.e, I'm able to use the local front end and the remote kernel. However, I cannot figure out how ...
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Trying to extract information from an MDB file. Import is too slow

I am running a Linux box and as usual the documentation for this type of box is not great. I am trying to open up and extract and possibly include later on information from a "mdb" file. The file ...
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ESRI shape files

ESRI shape files (shp): importing the polygon data can yield a very large list. It is computationally intensive rendering the polygon. I have been trying to convert to ...
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Importing DICOM images

When I try to Import individual DICOM (.dcm) files from http://www.osirix-viewer.com/datasets/ datasets I can see the Elements listed in example files, ie: ...
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How to test if file exists and stop

At the moment I'm using > ...
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Numerical Differentiation using 1500 data points

I have a set of 1500 data points (which are some energy eigenvalues) corresponding to a parameter H0 (which represents magnetic field. H0 values are equispaced going from $-3.0$ to $3.0$ in steps of ...
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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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How do I save/export a list so that it can later be easily imported as a list again?

I have a couple of big lists (each of them contains elements that are themselves lists of two elements, i.e. an element of each list that I have is of the form {x, y}) that I want to save/export. ...
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How to import a “.numbers” spreadsheet?

Does Mathematica support importing a ".numbers" spreadsheet file (from the "Numbers" '09 (ver. 2.3 554) spreadsheet program in Apple's OS X iWork office suite)? A ".numbers" file is actually a zip ...
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How to use Get on a folder

In the documentation for Get it says: If the file found by <<name is a directory, the Wolfram Language will try to ...
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How can I read compressed .Z file automatically by Mathematica?

When I read .Z file by something like jpldatstring = Import["ftp://cddis.gsfc.nasa.gov/products/jpl/2003/jplg0040.04i.Z"] Unfortunately, it turned out that ...
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Tools for Importing/working with SEED seismographic data in Mathematica?

Do you know if exist a library or a package in order to import and work with SEED Seismographic data in 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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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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Converting numbers to integers

I've read the available documentation but I still haven't found an NumberForm -> Integer function yet. No result in this site's search, either. Does it exist? ...
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Sorting a large file

I have some huge logs, which are text files, containing up to a million rows each, and I need them sorted. Because trying to import one obviously makes Mathematica run out of memory, we must rule out ...
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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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HDF5 and complex numbers

I "Export" an array with complex numbers with HDF5 format. When I "Import" it, I only get the real part. Simple example: ...
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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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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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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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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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ReadList can't read from file containing high-precision Reals

I want to read a file which contains seven columns of real numbers. Mathematica seems to have a problem with the high precision I need. My code: ...
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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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How can I recover the source code from cdf file?

by a mistake I have deleted the nb file by which the CDF was generated. All required definitions were in one cell. If I remember the code looked like this: ...
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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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ImportString JSON possible bug

My problem is when I catch up some json output of whatever method and process it with ImportString[%, "JSON"], The first time ...
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Import Large Excel File

Currently, I am working on a large time series dataset, which contains 928,586 rows and 35 time intervals in columns, in excel format (.xlsx) and using Import to ...
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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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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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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 ...