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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Importing numerical values from a PDF file

I need the numerical values from pdf files like this one. When I use the usual Import command, the PDF imports, but pages of images. How can Mathematica be used ...
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Finding the argument set for internal functions in Mathematica v9.0

I've recently run into a problem with importing TIF stacks in Mathematica: Slow import of multigigabyte TIF image stacks On the advice of Simon Woods and others, I've been looking into the behavior ...
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Slow import of multigigabyte TIF image stacks

Update 6: After contacting Wolfram Technical Support, I was advised that the frame-to-frame import timing variability can be eliminated by reading in the frame stack from frame to frame with the ...
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Modifying imported 3D file

Since I am visualizing my work using Mathematica, I import some 3D models of molecules to my notebook. So, the question is, is there any way to modify somehow that imported models inside Mathematica ...
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Importing data into an array, column by column

I'm building a large matrix having different sized rows consisting of a few columns. The different columns are imported .txt files. Why can't I build the matrix column by column? For example, I ...
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Importing specific columns of a .txt file [duplicate]

I have text delimited file, with data in four columns. How to use ReadList to extract only the first and the fourth column.
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Speeding up TIF import

After trying to import a $\approx 2$ GB TIF file with the Import command, I noticed that the process takes $\approx 15$ minutes or so, which seems excessive, especially when compared to other software ...
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Import Spreadsheet Data and DeleteCases of empty cells &/or choosing a Range to import

I am importing Excel spreadsheet data into Mathematica. Here is what the data looks like, notice the cell Q1 with "sdf": I import this data by specifying the Spreadsheet location, sheet name, top ...
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How to read data from IBM 32-bit floating point binary file ? (not the common IEEE !!!)

I am trying to read a binary file. This file records seismic data. Basically its first 3600 bytes are for the general file information, following are for seismic traces, each begins with 240 bytes for ...
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Strange behavior of undocumented RawArray and ArrayObject expressions

I discovered several strange results and inconsistencies while trying to understand what undocumented RawArray and ArrayObject ...
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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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Errors importing UTF8 file to mathematica

I'm trying to import this file: Import["https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35192406/jarlaxxe_tweets.\ csv", CharacterEncoding -> "UTF8"] But I am getting ...
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Importing a named range of cells from Excel

I have a macro (is that what you call it?) set up in Mathematica and it runs fine. What I want to do now is set up my notebook to look through an Excel document (.xlsx) and pick out a certain set of ...
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Import variables from excel

I have an excel file I am trying to import into Mathematica. It is in the format of variables names in the first row of each column and then the data underneath. One of the columns specifies ...
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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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Problem importing URL with Greek characters

I'm considering buying a car. So I thought why not make a web-crawler in Mathematica to pile-up car data? Brilliant idea. Then I found this Greek website, gocar.gr, which just so happens to have all ...
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Making a ListVectorPlot3D from data in an external file

I have a .dat file with six columns: {x y z vx vy vz}, where x, y, z are space coordinates and vx, vy, vz are the vector components. How can I use this file to get ...
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Problem with importing format of data from Excel?

I am trying to import data from Excel. It is located in a single column of the Excel file but each cell contains a comma separated pair of two values as a,b. When I am importing them I have this ...
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how to convert string output into executable commands

temp = (layer = #; layerS = ToString[#]; StringForm["Import[\"drainCdg_gdat0``\",\"Table\"]", layerS]) & /@ {1, 2, 3} how to get the output of ...
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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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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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Behavior of copy and paste with different image formats

Ok, let's say I create a 1x1 pixel image. i = Image[{{0}}, "Byte"]; Now I Export["image.png", i] the image and import it into ...
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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 ...