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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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 ...
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Since installing mathematica 9 I can't import certain tiffs

I have a notebook written in Mathematica 8 in which I imported Tiff images and everything worked fine. Since I installed Mathematica 9, I get the error: ...
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Import Excel sheet into 3D array?

I have an excel spreadsheet that I would like to plot in a 3D graph using mathematica. The X and Y values are the location of the cell, and the Z value is the number of the scale. How can I import ...
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How to efficiently import videos

I need to do frame-by-frame analysis of videos. I can import the video files I need, but each file is too large to import at once. I can use the ...
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Why does the PlotStyle not apply globaly when I plot multiple data files

I have several data files which contain columns of data. All my files follow the same format data001.out, data002.out, ... , data00n.out. I want to import and plot all of them simultaneously. In ...
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Accessing data on local machine from remote kernel

I have a remote kernel on a server that I would like to use to process some data. The connection works, i.e, I'm able to use the local front end and the remote kernel. However, I cannot figure out how ...
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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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Mathematica - set end-of-line characters when importing

I have a plain text file of tab-separated values that was created on a Windows machine. I want to import it into Mathematica on a Mac. ...
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How to import data from Blender or 3DS max file? [duplicate]

I would like to ask how to import a file from Blender 3D application and make a isolines plot. What I intend to do is to make a terrain model in Blender, and make a topographic map of it in ...
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Can I improve the importing speed of Excel data?

I have data in an Excel spreadsheet that has 4 rows and 1,000 columns. I am using Import as follows: ...
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Why does ImageData need four times more memory?

Background We are dealing with very large TIFF image files that are imported, processed and exported using Mathematica 9.0.1. Many of our algorithms only work with an array representation of the ...
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Maximum size of TIF files in Mathematica

I have a question concerning the maximum size of TIFF files Mathematica can handle. According to the TIFF 6.0 specification -revision 6.0 (see: ...
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Import a file only if it contains a certain pattern

Let's say I have three files containing: File 1: x y z 1 4 6 File 2: x y z 2 5 9 File 3: x y z 5 4 8 My goal is to import the data from a file only if in ...
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How do I plot a 3D vector field using a data file with three x y z columns?

I have a data file that is the solution of the laplace equation on a rectangular area, which has three columns: x, y and z with their numerical values. How do I plot this data into a vector field with ...
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How can I colorize an imported model?

How can I colorize an imported model from for example 3ds max? I'm trying to find the way to colorize a 3D plot from an imported model with something like this: ...
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Running external pdflatex command and importing the generated PDF document

There have been a couple of questions about incorporating labels and equations that were typeset in $\LaTeX$ into a Mathematica notebook. Ideally, this requires running ...
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Sound data Import Export

Can't regain the data after Export. Create an array of sampled amplitude values: 2. Visualize as sound 3. Save it 4. Get it back 5. ??? ...
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importing and manipulating data file

I have a large text file containing numeric data of 1000 groups each of 200 lines. The lines are unsorted. There is a 9 line header at the beginning of each group, i.e., 209 ⨉ 1000 lines altogether. ...
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Importing Quicken Tab Delimited .*TXT File and plotting

I am using Mathematica 7 to try and plot my quicken data file. I have exported my quicken file as a .*TXT and have made zero changes to it. I want to do a ...
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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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How to set path of IMPORT from excel into Mathematica?

I was able to IMPORT from excel data at the start of my project when both the .nb and EXCEL XLS files were sitting in MyDocument (or some other location), but upon moving both files into my Dropbox ...
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How can I get rid of extra commas in Export/Import?

Consider the following example of trying to export the following table: Export["test.dat", {{{1, 1}, {2, 2}}, {{3, 3}, {4, 4}}}, "Table"]; Now I import to see ...
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Importing formatted, highlighted text from : HTML vs RTF vs. XML

We would like the ability to import and analyze ASCII documents that have been manually segmented by highlighting and changing font colors of various sections, eg: The original line breaks, ...
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How to extract a specific element from EXIF photographic metadata?

It's now possible to import photographs into Mathematica and import the EXIF data at the same time: i = Import["ExampleData/coneflower.jpg", "ImageWithExif"] ...
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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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External file Sub Matrix Import

Is there a Built-In Mathematica Function to extract a Sub matrix from a huge external file? Functions getting pieces of internal nested Lists, (arrays) are in place. Example: ...
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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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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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Reading periodic elements from a large file

I have a large binary data file (big endian) with 100+ million "rows" of 11 elements, combination of floats and integers. This is the format: ...