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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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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Import of data from ODS

With SetDirectory["~/Downloads"]; ifile = "test.xls"; TimeConstrained[idata = Import[ifile, {"Data", 1}], 5]; I can achieve the desired result of importing the ...
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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 hex values from a text file

This question appeared maybe an hour ago, but was removed by OP. I'm still interested in a solution. Suppose we have a text file with hex numbers separated by tabs (or spaces): ...
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Extending $CharacterEncodings support in 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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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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How to test if file exists and stop

At the moment I'm using > ...
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Max of imported numerical data will not work

I loaded a list with 400,000 values from a file. The list was loaded correctly as I can get it's length (by Length[]) and I can also plot it. Why can't I get the Max or Min of this list though? When ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ignore comment lines?

Is there a way to make ReadList ignore certain "comment lines" (say, all lines that start with #, or in general all lines that ...
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Is there a way to embed a data set in a notebook?

I have a data set (currently a table in a .csv file). I would like to share this notebook with colleagues either as a notebook, or (even better) as a CDF document. Is there a way to embed the data ...
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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 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 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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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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Import YAML file into Mathematica

Has anyone implemented the import of YAML data files into Mathematica? I suppose some sort of transformation into a nested list of rules would be the way to do it. Thanks
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Call Magma in Mathematica

I've written some code in Mathematica, related to some group theory questions I have. Subsequently, I found that part of the code could be significantly sped up if I could just call a routine in ...
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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 ...
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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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Histogram of a very large dataset?

I have a very large dataset stored in a file (over 2GB). The file contains a tab-separated table of floating-point numbers. I want to do an Histogram of all the numbers in the table. But if I try to ...
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Reading binary strings from file as strings

I have a file that contains binary strings like 01011 00101 01011 I want to import the file to Mathematica as a list of strings, but ...
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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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Workaround for Import not supporting the \leqslant TeX macro

$\{A\leqslant x\leqslant B\}$ Copy the code into Notebook, and you'll lose the less sign, this can be rendered well in ...
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How to process .vtk file

I want to extract the cluster of points inside 3D box, is there any way one can do this in Mathematica?
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Reading an ASCII file mixing text and numerics in Mathematica

We have a sequence of large data files (LAMMPS dump files) which begin like this: ...
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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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Importing array with complex numbers

This is probably an easy question: I am exporting the results from a longer calculation into a dat-File, then I set the cell to non-evaluatable and put an Import in front, so I can later work with the ...
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Import Data different column length

Lets assume, i have this data.txt file. s1/km t1/h s2/km t2/h 20 1 40 1 40 2 80 2 60 3 I define myself a function ...
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How to clean up messy data

The start of my question is about one specific situation - I have some erroneous lat/long values in a dataset which I need to clean up. But I'd like it to cover the overall topic of cleaning up messy ...
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Importing CSV financial data in Mathematica

I am trying to import a CSV file in Mathematica 8 with the aim of charting it with the TradingChart command. This is what I have done : ...