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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Exporting lists to files

I am trying to write a program which will generate a list of objects and then exports it in a separate file and clears its memory. As an example I tried the following ...
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Mathematica data structures for analysis [closed]

I'm starting to learn Mathematica and one thing that has been bugging me is the apparent lack of a good structure for keeping data and metadata for analysis. Something along R's ...
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Easiest way to parse semi-structured text file

I have a plain text file with some data. I need two things: Be able to extract certain values for the various field, e.g. to extract the 'Mean Dose [%]', that is to extract number ...
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Reading csv/xlsx data into Mathematica with column headings as list names

It's old question. However, I could not find satisfactory answer. Decided to post this question. I have a .csv file with column heading. How can I import this ...
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Lookup in Inverse Symbolic Calculator+ from Mathematica

There is a useful feature in WolframAlpha that allows to find a possible closed form for approximate numeric values. It can be used, for example, to guess the value of an integral that Mathematica ...
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Plotting with ColorFunction -> GrayLevel - no black

This is probably a fairly trivial question, yet I have been unable to find an answer - help would be much appreciated! :) I am trying to plot a 28 x 28 matrix (tabulated data given here), containing ...
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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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Most efficient way of splitting a file into length-prefixed blocks

Let's say I have a really big file (>100MB) that consists of length-prefixed blocks, i.e. the first byte of each byte block indicates the length of the rest of the block. This is a simplified example ...
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Using the variable in the MATLAB workspace using MATLink or any other packages

I have a program in MATLAB and after I run the program, I get some results in MATLAB's workspace. Now, I need to use these results in Mathematica. What I currently do is that I save the workspace as a ...
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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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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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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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Efficiently importing XPM matrix data into Mathematica

The XPM file format is an image file format. Although it is primarily intended for icon pixmaps, it can also be used to store matrix data. For example, the GROMACS chemical simulation package uses ...
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How to force Mathematica to interpret a file as HTML?

Some web pages do not explicitly contain the file extension "html" but is formatted that way (like this one). If I saved this page to my computer then Mathematica could parse it correctly. But if I ...
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How to correctly import data zipped with the “deflate” algorithm?

I'm writing an importer for the GIFTI file format. The details of the format are not particularly important, but the basic idea is that it is a relatively simple XML file which includes binary arrays ...
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Importing malformed XML: Import[… “XMLObject”] vs ImportString[…, “XML”]

It appears that Import[ url , "XMLObject" ] is more forgiving of improperly formatted XML than ImportString[ string, "XML"]. For ...
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Reading many single files and creating numbered (? or indexed) variable

I tried many different approaches, but I could not solve the following problems, I appreciate your help: What is the best way to read many data files? I mean we have ...
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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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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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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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How to make Import recognize a new file extension? [duplicate]

I've written an import converter for a custom file format, and it all seems to be working as expected, except for the fallback behavior with no arguments: ...
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ReadList with header and foot lines

I want to do some large data analysis, and i want to be able to import files in a fast way. I tried Import, but it is quite slow; ReadList takes half the time. This is the code I was using: ...
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How to delete all rows in datafile that contain a string

I'm importing some data from a file. However, the file was created by an unreliable instrument, such that the data looks like this: ...
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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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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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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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Importing file with UCS-2 Little Endian codification

I'm trying to import a text file with UCS-2 Little Endian codification but I can't read it correctly. There's any hidden option to read this files ?? I'd tried with ...
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How can I change the CDF which imports the data and uses it, without execution of code

I am making an application which first imports the data from the Excel file and then uses it in the deployment of a CDF. But is it possible to change the data of the Excel file and see its ...
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Mathematica Import functions fails for data download from website

I am trying to download some data from a website that uses "java enabling" to tell me that I cannot download the data. Using Import[ "website...", "Data"] I get ...
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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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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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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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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 numeric data into Mathematica

I have a C++ program that outputs a set of numbers at each time step. A blank line separates successive time steps. Here is an example of my data format: ...
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Importing a ragged array while ignoring rows that start with “#” [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematica, and I find that there may be a lot of ways of doing this. I was wondering which one might be the most general. I am importing data from ...
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Monitor progress of ZIP file extraction

Importing a ZIP file containing potentially many individual files in a (custom) format using Import[filename, {{"*"}, "Gaussian"}] takes quite a while. How can I ...
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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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Using data from multiple cameras

ImageCapture[] has an option Device-> for specifying which camera to use, but ...
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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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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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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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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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Finding relevant parts in XML document

My qyestion 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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How can I remove text headers when importing a numeric table

I have a file let's say 1.txt having numbers like: fgdgfdg fhdfdh 0.000105533 1.00E-04 0.222281 1.00E-04 0.444456 1.00E-04 0.666631 1.00E-04 asdas ddfdsfsd 0.111193 0.166733 ...
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Convert imported PDF to an image

I've looked through the forum and have not seen an answer for this. I would like to be able to import a pdf document in which each page contains an QR code. I want to then use the Barcode reader ...
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How to read non-standard-format data into Mathematica from a file

I would like to read non-standard-format data into Mathematica from a file. How can this be achieved? For example, how can I read the following text file of data into Mathematica: ...
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How to extract data depending on Position of First zero?

I have a file (attached as an image) which I imported to Mathematica and only extracted the first and second column. My problem is that I want to extract the data beginning from the row where $A=0$. ...
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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 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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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 ...