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 data extensions in fits file

Context In Astronomy the de facto standard for images and data is FITS. I would like to export heterogenous data sets into a single fits file. Attempt I am ...
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Dynamic check box with import!

Here what i am trying to do: I have a list of the names of excel files, for example s={"red carpet.csv","red box.csv","black carpet.csv","black box.csv"}; i am ...
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Equivalent of Matlab's uigetfile in Mathematica

I was wondering if there an equivalent of the "uigetfile" Matlab function to use it in Mathematica. To be more precise, I want to read many Excel files and I don't want to type a static path; ...
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How do I display imported images at actual size?

I know that this is an extremely basic question, but I am having a lot of trouble finding the answer in the documentation. When I import an image (for example, ...
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How to rearrange structure and type of an imported dataset?

I have a bigger dataset imported from Excel. Its elements have a form of {time, data}. Day is irrelevant and I would like to have the time in decimal form e.g. 10:30 is 10.5 ...
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Import table from txt file with specific rows

I have a .txt file written as 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 I would like to import it as three matrices according to the rows. I used b = Import["d:\am.txt", {"Table", Range[1, 2]}] Seems it ...
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How can I download images from Instagram and Twitter?

The new function ServiceExecute seems to suggest the ability to download images containing a specific hashtags. Can anyone get this to work?
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Set first line in CSV as header in mathematica list

New to stackexchange. Need some help with mathematica - also new to this!. I have a CSV file with 80 something columns and 6000 something rows = 500,000ish elements in total. I am trying to import ...
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reading data, one number at a time, from file to be used in a formula

First off let me say that I am a total nube. I saw some examples of answers "close" to my question but I did not understand them :-( I want to read individual numbers in from a text file and have ...
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How to get an elements of given class that generated by javascripts

I want to get the number of total pages of a given search resluts of this site: http://srh.bankofchina.com/search/whpj/searchen.jsp, e.g., from 2015-1-12 to 2015-1-13 the currency of USD by the ...
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Import a given column from an excel file? [closed]

It seems that I can get the first column of excle data, say "test.xls", if I know the total length... ...
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Local evaluation works, CloudDeploy did not work

I a playing around with my programming cloud account. What I have found, interactive functions often are not working because there are several details that are not implemented into the cloud. So I ...
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ViewPoint: Saving coordinates in a text file

How should I save (Export?), all coordinates of the ViewPoint, in a text file when I rotate the ...
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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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Import symbolic variables from Matlab with MATLink

I'm trying to manipulate with Mathematica symbolic expression created in Matlab. I'm using the MATLink package, and I've succedeed in importing numerical variables, but not symbolic ones : ...
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Importing a text file

I have a *.txt file with values like so: 0 2 4 3 4 2 the position in this huge *.txt ...
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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 a large Excel file

I'm trying to import a simple Excel file containing 94,000 rows and 52 columns of various types, mostly Reals. It's a 38-MB file. I get this super helpful error ...
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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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Is it possible to move .mx file from one server to other?

I have mathematica file in one server along with .mx file. Is there any way to move the .mx file from one server to other such ...
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How to get a audio file's duration time in Mathematica?

I have a *.avi file and if I want to know the file's duration time: I can use this code to get the result: Import["test.avi", "Duration"] or the code to get the ...
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Assign the contents of a “Copy” operation programmatically to a variable?

While an earlier question Cut and paste data from a spreadsheet nominally addresses the issue, a year has past since its OP asked it and I hope that others have come across simpler or more direct ...
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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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Import data from first/last 100 rows of a file

If one wants import data from the first three rows of a file "myfile.data", one can use the command Import["myfile.data",{"Data",{1,2,3},All}]; However, if I ...
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Table operation after export and import of data does not give me the same result

If I create a table of this kind: (m1 = Table[{RandomInteger[], RandomInteger[{1, 5}, {3}]}, {i, 1, 5}]) // MatrixForm which looks like I know how to pick ...
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List Manipulation and Removing Cases

I've imported a large data set, manually removing headers in the .rtf file where it originates. However, when I import this data, I receive this output: ...
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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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Save file from URL using mathematica

Is there an easy way to download and save a .zip file from a URL to my computer through Mathematica? I am trying to develop an auto-update function for a mathematica package that is distributed via ...
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Elegant ways of solving this file batching task

There are a batch of data files in a folder (dir = "D:\\Documents\\datadir"), each of which consists of a list of data items, one per line. Each data item is a pair ...
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How can I extract data points from a black and white image?

Consider the following graph (source): Is there any way to extract the data points from this image in a semi-automatic way? I have seen, and tried the methods suggested in this question, but they ...
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How to use RunProcess to import external function?

I have a functions written in an external language called GO. How can I quickly load them into the kernel for use as Mathematica functions? The two ways I've tried are with MathLink and LibraryLink ...
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File Handling. How to save the progress in a file?

Assuming I already have the file created. I have a programme that,returns an output, in our case number. I want Mathematica to save this number in a file, together with results saved from previous ...
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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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CSV vs XLS for import

I need to import data from various database sources. At the moment I plan on importing files via a CSV file or XLS. All the data if in XLS would be on one sheet (notebook). Are there any advantages ...
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Import Excel data forcing links (ie workbooks) to be updated

We have noticed importing data from an Excel spreadsheet doesn’t update links. The problem with this is if you import a spreadsheet that comprises of linked workbooks data and those workbooks have ...
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Skip header lines on import

When importing a data file what are the comment symbols for Mathematica? That is, given a file like this blabla bulbul 1 2 6 54 7 ... .. what symbol do I have ...
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How to import files with headers?

R has excellent header supports such as read.table with header options. I don't want to mess up with text-processing or stream-processing. I am looking for a similar tool as in R because it saves a ...
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Incorrect result while using SemanticImport for CSV file import

I might use this incorrectly. I want to use a .csv file that (as list) looks like: ...
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InstallJava::fail error when importing an image with a Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to import an image in Mathematica on my Raspberry Pi. The code is simple but I get an error when importing: ...
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How do you convert a string containing a number in C scientific notation to a Mathematica number?

Suppose I have a string containing the C-representation of a floating point number, for example s = "1.23e-5" and I want to convert this to a Mathematica number. ...
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Importing file as a string causes a puzzle

I generate simple txt file and import it as follows: a = Import["binary.txt"]; b = Import["binary.txt", "String"]. It appears then that lengths of imported strings ...
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Why can't I import a file in the init.m file?

I would like to have some data read in every time the kernel starts, but it doesn't seem to work. Say I have a CSV file I want to have read in, for example I use: ...
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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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How to work with 3D images of STL format

After importing a 3D image of STL format, my possibilities in regard to "3D Volumetric Image Processing" seems rather limited. All examples are given with TIFF files. Is there a way to convert 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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Importing multiple files with a loop

I have 101 files with data that I want to import into Mathematica. All the file names are numbered as follows datafile.20.0000.out, datafile.20.1000.out, datafile.20.2000.out and so on. I used the ...
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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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Customized directory import

I have defined a function in a package to import some data files under a directory which is produced by a scanning device (LS55): ...
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Creating time-lapse movies with Mathematica

Well, my question is this: Is that possible to make time-lapse movies with Mathematica? Here is some more explanation: Watch this YouTube video that is a wonderful example of time-lapse movies. ...