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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Import and file symbolic links

Can Import be forced to follow a file symbolic link (a.k.a. alias (Mac) or shortcut (Windows)) to the true file?
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Is it possible to Import urls not type “”

These days I often copy urls from Internet Explorer's address bar. When I paste the url into a Mathematica cell it is neither a string nor a expression. ...
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Exporting Specific Cells of Many Workbooks into One using Mathematica

I currently have a large number of detailed files from which I would like to extract certain cells' information to make an Archive spreadsheet. There are approximately 9 parameters of each ...
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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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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 import images from a Microsoft SQLServer database?

I have a table with binary data (images) in Microsoft SQlServer. I want to import that data and convert it into Image format. I wrote the following code, but it's ...
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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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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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Import matrices side-by-side separated by TAB

The problem is 0(TAB)0 interpreted falsely as a dark red square although it should be a dark red square surrounded by zeroes/ones. Import has different data-formats ...
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ReadList importing negative times

This is probably an easy question to answer, but I need a fresh eye... I'm struggling with processing the following file (extract shown here) It's a list of dates, and positive/negative time durations ...
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How to monitor the progress of Importing files? [duplicate]

I want now,how much of percentage was imported,while importing any file. How can I solve this? Can anyone help me? Thank you.
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Import large amount of data with time stamps

I have a large data file (150 000 lines) which I want to import in Mathematica. The first few lines look like this ...
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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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Importing several huge files with headers & footers

having here several files in ASCII format http://ge.tt/91rv0Jf/v/0 I want to import, while removing headers and footers and then join the several lists. ...
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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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How to Import random elements of huge data files

I am calculating huge data files with an external program. I would like then to import the data into Mathematica for analysis. The files are 2 columns and up to many millions of rows. So for ...
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Convert *.txt file

I would like to Import and Convert a *.txt file which looks like: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bw-308nJcF01Yl92RURCLUg4VzQ/edit?usp=sharing and turn it into a Matrix which I can use to make ...
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How to make the plot from geotiff format

I have a "GeoTIFF" format map, and I have imported it into Mathematica, then I used the Graphics to plot a point on the map. ...
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Using NetLink to Import Excel File

I can import an Excel file into Mathematica easily: But when I try from .Net it fails: These are the commands and errors I am getting: ...
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How to import sound file from computer? [duplicate]

I know you can import sounds/images from the Mathematica library, but I was wondering if I could import sounds I have on my computer (i.e. .wav files)? I've tried using the Import functon and properly ...
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Determining if a point is inside or outside a 3DS (.3ds) or 3DS MAX (.max) object?

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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diff-able text-only notebooks?

I would like to save my Mathematica notebooks as plain-text documents, so that I can keep them under git version control. I thought that ...
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Exporting large expression [duplicate]

I generated a huge mathematical expression (~200k terms, impossible to simplify yet) and want to save it for later analysis. Last time I did Export to *.nb file and ...
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Why doesn't DumpSave work for elements created within a local notebook context?

I recently noticed that when dealing with notebooks with local context, I cannot successfully DumpSave variables, or, rather, when I call ...
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Creating ordered triplets from an Excel sheet

I have an Excel sheet of the form: " " a b c 1 R S T 2 U V W 3 X Y Z Where every entry is a number (except the blank quotes, ...
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problem with Importing multiple files

I need to import about 100000 "dat" files to my progrom. I want to do this using the last answer to this question: Importing multiple files using a for-loop I know that I should define a list of all ...
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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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Exporting German Umlauts to PDF and importing them doesn't work - character encoding problem

I am using Mathematica 9.0.0.0 under German Windows 32bit. I am on trying to export and import German text to PDF and re-import it. It seems that there is a confusion about the character encoding. It ...
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Get both output and return code of external program

Run["program"] will run an external program and return the return code. Import["!program", "String"] will run the program and ...
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Importing multiple files using a for-loop

once again I am stuck solving a seemingly easy problem :( I would like to make a List of tables by importing data from several txt-Files. Importing the data into a table works so far and I am able to ...
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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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Reading RData files without RLink

I am using Mathematica 8. I would like to read some RData files which I have received. I do not currently have an installation of R on the machine with Mathematica.
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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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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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How do I read a CSV file and remove comments from it

I have very recently started using Mathematica 9.0 Home Edition and am trying to understand it as best I can so please be tolerant ;). I have a file of data (sugar.csv) which contains blood sugar ...
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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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Avoiding re-evaluation of RegionPlot3D on a second computer

After running a RegionPlot3D named "testplot" on my desktop, I followed an earlier suggestion from the forum and saved it using: ...
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Exporting data from different notebooks to a common file

I am doing some calculations from different notebooks. I need to export the results from all those notebooks in columns of the same file, like a1 b1 c1 a2 b2 c2 a3 b3 c3 . . . where a, b ...
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Importing a matrix from a text file

I have a $4 \times N$ matrix in a .txt file of the form: -17.071 137.567 16.554 0.65 -16.873 136.138 16.934 0.7 -15.397 135.738 16.894 0.7 -14.7 135.982 15.9 0.6 ...
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Transferring a list from one notebook to another [duplicate]

I have Mathematica code split into two notebooks. The first part is supposed to run and output a list of numbers into a text file, using Export. The second part ...
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Read a file into a list of vectors [closed]

I have file structured as (Axis 1) (Axis 2) Data. As an example: ...
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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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Import the “thumbnail” of an internet page

I have a list of internet sites links from which I would like to automatically recover the page image/thumbnail and page title. Let's suppose that one of the links is https://www.google.com/, I would ...
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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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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 ...
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How to export/import function values [duplicate]

I have a function with two variables: f[x_,y_]:=f[x,y] = ... I calculated some values (they are fractions like 435345345/3424242424) and would like to store the ...
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Importing data sets from plain-text files and performing operations on them

I am working with a lot of daily weather files in the txt format. I need to calculate a daily quantity from each of them, e.g., daily light intensity, which ...
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Read and filter a text file without importing

I have a large text file of a million sections. Each section contains A lines of header and B lines of numeric data. I want to read the first and last line of B from each section (to have a list of 2 ...
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What are the known differences between Save and DumpSave, and how to account for them?

Edit: I changed the title and (slightly) the wording of this question in order to make it more easily answerable. If I evaluate this in Mathematica 9: ...
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Having problems with importing data in .dat format

I have a .dat file from FORTRAN output and I am trying to plot the results. The dat file is a series of rows with the row number as the first column. Now, every other row is empty, that may be ...