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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Dynamic importing of json file is not refreshing

Running Dynamic[Refresh[Import["foo.json"], UpdateInterval->1]] or json := Import["foo.json"] then ...
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Import variable assignments from external files into different contexts

(I use Mathematica 9.0.1 on OS X 10.10.5.) I have two text files. One is named file1.txt with the contents ...
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Import camera parameters and data from *.sif image files? [closed]

By default, Andor's line of scientific cameras saves data in an apparently undocumented *.sif format. Are there any Mathematica packages or code that can help import these data? I've inherited an ...
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Import a column of data, make a sum on them [closed]

I import a data file, then do calculation on it and after that I want to sum on my output data. Here is my sample code: ...
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How do I import a non-directed graph in graphml format?

I have created a graph with undirected edges, and I'm trying to import it into Mathematica. However, when I import it, I get directed edges. ...
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Import n'th data from a file and do calculation on it [closed]

I want to import a n'th data from a data file and then do some calculation on it. Here is may sample code: ss = Import["myfile.data", {"Words", 3}] gg = ss + 1 ...
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Using Import during initialization, i.e., in an init.m file

I am trying to import a list of directories from a file during initialization. I wrote a package that defines a function to import the file. When I test the function in a notebook or execute the ...
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How to scrape image search engines?

I'd like to download highest resolution images possible from the search results like these: ...
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Why does Import[#, “ImageLinks”]& fail?

I'm having difficulty with Importing urls embedded in a site (with and without pagination). This command: ...
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Automatic import of Maple expressions into Mathematica using MathML

I'm would like to automate a process so as to convert Maple expression into Mathematica expression. For the moment, thanks to the function ...
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Import tabular text data

I have a text file created with a bash script I wanted to read the data avoiding the first line. I have written few dirty codes, but I wondered if anybody can do it in fewest possible nice one ...
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Import converter that can import, split, and compress files?

I'm working with a data format that prescribes separate header and data files, so for instance "file.hdr" and "file.dat". They ...
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import of a opj file (Origin)

Is there a way to import a file of opj-type? Or do you know a package to convert the data? The Import[] function seems not to know this format.
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Importing binary structured C++ data file

I am trying to import a binary data file. It seems that BinaryReadList would be appropriate? However the data file is composed of c++ structures like this: ...
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Can not generate graph using smooth kernel distribution

I am a newbie to Mathematica so this question might looks silly. I want to generate a smooth kernel distribution graph for this set of data. The data I uploaded has two columns, the first column is ...
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Access interactive web forms [duplicate]

I would like to communicate with interactive web forms, e.g., get the same HTML response as if I had clicked a "select" button and then clicked a "submit" button on a web page. This is for automated ...
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Reading NIfTI-1 files

How can I read NIfTI-1 files (.nii extension) in Mathematica? Are there existing tools for this?
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Finding relevant parts in XML document

My question is about a XML document and finding parts of strings. test = Import["C:\\Users\\filename.xml", "XMLObject"] This gives the following output: ...
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How to analyze all the data in a directory

I am trying to import, analyze, and save all the .txt files in a specific directory. I can do this with a single .txt file using the following code: ...
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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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mathematica use too much memory to Import large dat file

Err... When I try to Import a .dat file by dat = Import["D:\\TIEGCM\\solar_input\\omni_m_all_years.dat", "Table"]; or ...
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Problem exporting and re-importing STL file

I wrote all code and there're no errors in code. Result of code is like first picture(left). But I can't Import that structure. The result of import stl file is second one(right one). How can I import ...
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Create set of data from vector curve [closed]

I need exactly what is written in the title. Suppose we have some curve plotted: p = Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,2pi}] now we save that as vector graphics: ...
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Constructing a grid of individual plots for data imported from a list of files [closed]

I have to plot 6 data plots (ListPlot) in a GraphicsGrid from 6 different files (each data file has four columns of which the ...
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How to make Import recognize a new file extension?

I've written an import converter for a custom file format, and it all seems to be working as expected, except for the fallback behavior with no arguments: ...
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Error importing MBOX file

I am trying to import the mbox file generated by gmail. Using the Import command. ...
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Strange behavior: Cannot import data as MP3 format anymore

I am having the strangest problem since a day: Mathematica is no longer (after a reinstall) able to import MP3 files. I think these details should not be relevant, but they are all there are: It ...
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Why is BinaryReadList faster than BinaryRead? [closed]

I work on a package for Mathematica which reads some binary data from a file. I use BinaryRead to read data from the file, but it looks like ...
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Reading a HDF file im Mathematica

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and persisting though 10.2 On OS X, the problem is present in 9.0 but not in 10.0, 10.1 or 10.2. I am trying to read a HDF file in Mathematica 9 on OS X and get ...
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Getting Boston Marathon Data [duplicate]

I am trying to use Mathematica to analyze the data given by the Boston Marathon concerning running time, etc. The website http://registration.baa.org/2015/cf/Public/iframe_ResultsSearch.cfm gives a ...
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Importing large number of frames form Video - improved method?

I am trying to work with large numbers of frames from a video (30000+). I see there are a number of answers out there, but I find none of them satisfying - see below for details. I understand from ...
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Performance of Extract-Transform operations

I'm doing simple data analysis, where I load some "date-time" data from a file. The data is a simple list, but there are 41,000 values in total. Here's a short sample: ...
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How to import several files at once?

I tried to import multiple files at once. Following this topic my code is ...
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Finding a function that fits the shape of an image

How can I find a function that fits the given shape of an image? Or instead extract a point set from the shape and then find an interpolating function fits the shape. An example image is attached.
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Doing same operation on multiple files

Is there a way in mathematica to do same operation on multiple files at once? And preferably have the output in a table or list form? I want to do the following operation preferably in few non-labor ...
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Is there a way to specify which kernel is used to import files (SOLVED)?

Following up on a previous question in which I encountered a memory leak in the JSON importer I have created a SandBox script that will run the Import and analysis on a separate kernel, which be ...
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Why doesn't Import work with XOWA offline Wikipedia database?

I'm having trouble with importing HTML from XOWA offline wikipedia database. I set up a local server for datamining, but I can't access it with Mathematica. I can request a HTML page with ...
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Unencoding encoded URLs in a function

Is there a built-in function for decoding encoded URLs in Mathematica? I would like to convert an encoded URL, for example ...
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I can SystemOpen but I can't Import an online file (Internet and Intranet)

Thank you MarcoB and Pickett. I am currently using the Mathematica trial version on my laptop since my company's enterprise version will take 2 more weeks to setup because there are a lot of hoops to ...
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Importing SQL view vs table

I am trying to import a SQL view not a table in Mathematica. The command: SQLSelect[conn, "DataByYear"] This will correctly bring in the table. However using the ...
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Antialiased text in manipulate constantly re-evaluated, ignores TrackedSymbols

I am trying to display antialiased text (using the ImportString[ExportString[]] method shown here) but inside a manipulate so that the text can be changed interactively. I have found a way to do this, ...
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Mathematica 10 doesn't support path containing Chinese characters

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 I tried to import file in Mathematica 10 ( windows 7 system), the path contains some chinese characters. After holding ctrl+shift, and drag the file into ...
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Importing sobj sage objects?

I am working with a sage-math object. With some older versions of Mathematica it was possible to send data directly but the function doesn't work with Mathematica 9. What are my options to import a ...
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Using Get function to return a specific expression

I am trying to use Getto import data saved as a .nb document. The problem is Getevaluates all expressions but only returns the ...
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Reading from a file: complex number with small imaginary part

I'm trying to read a matrix from the next file: 1+1e-18i 24 42 23.43e-23i using u=Import["file.dat","Table"]; and then find, ...
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Possible memory leak when importing JSON

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting though 10.2.0 This problem that I would like to resolve is how to free memory used Import a file when the file is no longer in use. I have a project in which ...
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Import a column of data, make a matrix from it and export it WITHOUT curly braces

I'm new here and with Mathematica, too. I want Mathematica to import data from a txt file (it has one column of data). These entries are z-values. From this I want to make a matrix - 508 entries make ...
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How to get Matlab data imported with the same dimensions?

I have some Matlab image data with the following dimensions (output is from Matlab): >> size(im) ans = 86 86 3 45 The data imports just fine ...
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ReadList can't read correctly

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 9.0.1 I'm trying to load some data into Mathematica from some files generated by fortran. But ReadList seems can't get the number correct. Here is a simplified ...
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How to avoid import evaluation until if wil return true

My goal is to import a data from url that depends of 1 parameter, this initialy value is null or undifined en yo have to selec some popup and then the variable has value, what is the method to do ...