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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SocialMediaData[“Twitter”] - strange output

I am getting error messages when I use SocialMediaData["Twitter"]: ...
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Determining if a point is inside or outside a 3DS (.3ds) or 3DS MAX (.max) object? [duplicate]

Imagine I import some 3DS (i.e. 3D studio) file (http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/format/3DS.html) or a 3DS MAX file. How could I place this model (say, the 747.3ds file in the ...
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Error messages in importing data file

I want to copy the data in a public file (link in code below) and put each row of the data as a sub-list, i.e., in the format ...
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Elegant ways of solving this file batching task

There are a batch of data files in a folder (dir = "D:\\Documents\\datadir"), each of which consists of a list of data items, one per line. Each data item is a pair ...
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Converting text from unsupported encodings like 866 into known by Mathematica?

The list of character encodings currently supported by Mathematica is still extremely limited. For example, it supports only three standard IBM PC (OEM) code pages: ...
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Understanding `Paste` and how to get a string from the Clipboard to use with `ImportString`

Trying to work on this question I got distracted by my first naive attempt of copying the data and then typing dat = ImportString[Paste[], "Table"] ...
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Using Differences on data: trouble with floats and doubles

Consider the following data set (after I have run FullForm), which is imported from a file (stored typically as 10.040): ...
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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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How to test if file exists and stop

At the moment I'm using > ...
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How to get sub property from json result?

I'm brand new to Mathematica and I imported a json: data = ImportString["{\"x\":1,\"y\":1}", "json"] and result: ...
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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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Mathematica PDF import and fonts

I am trying to put nice LaTeX labels on my Mathematica plots. I can do this manually, or by introducing an extra GNUPlot step into my workflow, but it would streamline the process considerably if ...
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Efficiently reading CSV with ReadList

I have a large CSV file (~1gb) with mixed data. Basically with strings and integers. It takes very long to import this whole dataset with Import[] so I would like ...
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Exporting/Importing a Table of complex numbers

I'm generating a long table of list of the form: PN={{1,2,1+i},{3.5,2.6,2}...},{...},... Using: Export["PN.dat", PN, "Table"] ...
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Import data from first/last 100 rows of a file

If one wants import data from the first three rows of a file "myfile.data", one can use the command Import["myfile.data",{"Data",{1,2,3},All}]; However, if I ...
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RawJSON vs JSON format

It has been very recently, since the release of version 10.3.0 I think, that Import/Export and ImportString/ExportString functions accept a format parameter with the value of "RawJSON". 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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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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Significant platform-dependent efficiency when importing data?

I'm curious, as I understand that answer this way: If you are using a Linux derivative or something like cygwin on Windows, then this is an efficient solution for reading only the third field ...
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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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Importing LTSpice data into mathematica

I am working with LTSpice (Discret electrical circuit ( Spice) simulator). I would like to import LTSpice ouput data into mathematica for processing and plots. An example of a file can be found here (...
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Plotting a large number of data points

I would like to know how to plot when I have a large number of points (arround 600) in a specific format: ...
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How to import a Microsoft Word document into Mathematica?

I have a Microsoft Word document in DOCX format. I need to import it into Mathematica as a String preserving all formatting (font, size, bold/italic style, colors, ...
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How to Flatten and stack Efficiently 50000 Images

I have 50000 grayscale images with 56*56 pixels each one. I need to flatten images and stakck it in the same array with dimensions 50000*3136 after that export the file as .CSV. I am doing this code ...
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Getting InputStream errors when including a call to ElementData within an Import definition

So I am writing an ImportExport converter for a common chemistry file format, and I've run up against a problem that seems to be about shared streams and whatnot. ...
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Extracting Imported Information

What I want to do is to compare the relationship between the consumption of say beer and wine using scatter plots where each point designates the particular country (preferably named). I have tried to ...
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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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Automating sequential import of data from web

I am trying to import data from multiple web pages hosted by a single online source. The data is posted by the source as one data set per web page for each week of the year. I would like to import the ...
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How to get an elements of given class that generated by javascripts

I want to get the number of total pages of a given search resluts of this site: http://srh.bankofchina.com/search/whpj/searchen.jsp, e.g., from 2015-1-12 to 2015-1-13 the currency of USD by the ...
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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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Why here does Import[file] produce an error LinkOpen::linke:? [duplicate]

In the folder $BaseDirectory\\Kernel I have a file init.m, who calls a customized initialization package ...
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How can I troubleshoot a PDF that fails to import?

I'm trying to import a PDF file whose text I'd like to parse, but I'm getting an error with no explanation: ...
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String quotes elimination

I'm trying to import a .csv file that contains some points which are geo-positions, but the import gives me the points wrapped in quotes. Is there any method to get them as pairs of real numbers? I'm ...
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Cannot import data into a notebook as a list of numbers

I have text file with a list of numbers separated by commas, which I would like import into a notebook to be called when the name ratevector is used. If I cut and ...
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Importing Text file with Null Character column separation

I have a text file (ANSI econding) with two columns of real numbers separated, unfortunately, by a "Null Character" ("\.00"). How can I import this data easily? ...
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how to read a list from a file which has mixed types of data?

I need to read in a file with the first several lines reading as ...
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Import vs ReadList CSV file with Currency Values

A testing file with the specified format can be downloaded from here Let's read a few lines from this file ...