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 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 numerical data from RTF file

This might be a very simple question but I have been struggling with it for a couple of hours, so thought maybe someone here can show me a quick way of solving it. I have a file in rtf format ...
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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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The “right” way to define a custom Encoding format?

I have implemented an Import|Export format for xz that behaves like gzip and other encoding formats: ...
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Import an SPSS, SAS, or STATA file into Mathematica

I would like to import the World Value Survey data file into Mathematica, but it's only given in spss, sas or stata formats, which are statistical analysis softwares format I think. I can't get to ...
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Calling a DLL with two inputs and one output

I need to call a DLL that requires two real number inputs to get one real output back. I can get one of the simple example uses of DefineDLLFunction to work, but I ...
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Getting InputStream errors when including a call to ElementData within an Import definition

So I am writing an ImportExport converter for a common chemistry file format, and I've run up against a problem that seems to be about shared streams and whatnot. ...
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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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How can I transfer mathematical expressions between Mathematica and Maple?

Is there a simple way to copy mathematical expressions between Mathematica and Maple (or at least in one direction)? I mean only expressions built from numbers and predefined mathematical functions, ...
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Import audio in uLaw format?

How do I import a uLaw-format audio file into Mathematica? Here's an example: hello-world.ulaw For reference, here's the same file in wav format: hello-world.wav As I understand it, the uLaw ...
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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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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 delete specific data from text file and then update it

I have a large text file. I read data from text file one at a time and check whether data agree with my condition. If not I want to delete that data in text file and update it. For example say my ...
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Import image using InputField and Button

I've got a pretty basic problem, which is probably easily solved, but for all my efforts I haven't found a solution yet: I want to make an Image importer of the following form: An ...
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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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Importing DICOM images

When I try to Import individual DICOM (.dcm) files from http://www.osirix-viewer.com/datasets/ datasets I can see the Elements listed in example files, ie: ...
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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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Using data from multiple cameras

ImageCapture[] has an option Device-> for specifying which camera to use, but ...
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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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How to write an import converter that can import split and compressed files

First of all sorry if this question isn't formatted properly. I'm working with a data format that prescribes separate header and data files, so for instance ...
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Complex Values in TSV

I have some data in TSV format and am attempting to import it into Mathematica. Real values import just fine, but complex values keep on getting interpreted as strings. I attempted to figure out ...
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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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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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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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import Excel sheets by name

I'm importing data from Excel. It appears that the sheet number needed in the Import statement is taken from the order that the sheets appear in the open Excel file. I need to import 2 of the sheets ...
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How to export a table of complex numbers?

I'm having problems exporting a table of complex numbers. I have: ...
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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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Connect to a MS Access database (*.accdb) [duplicate]

The JDBC Connections section of the help file http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/DatabaseLink/tutorial/DatabaseConnections.html gives me the impression that I can connect to a MS Access Database ...
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Export and Import with graphics characters

I exported a list of characters say: Export["hello.txt", {t, r, $\theta$, $\phi$}, "List"]; the file has the correct symbols when opened with a text editor, however, when I imported it with ...
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Equivalent of __FILE__?

Many languages define a special identifier whose value is the path to the source file currently being processed. (For example, in C, this is done through the ...
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Import tweets from Twitter

Robert Raguet-Schofield in the Mathematica Blog introduced a way to import tweets from Twitter into Mathematica. I attempted to use this method. I started with this line of code: ...
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Having Problem with Importing Excel file to Mathematica Notebook?

I have solved some equations and exported the final results, which they are several Matrices, as a EXCEL file ( .Xls ). Now, I want to use these EXCEL files as my inputs to solve some other equations. ...
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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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How to save a web page in mathematica?

For a given web page http://www.nytimes.com/, is it possible to save it as : first: only HTML(within css) second: more elements(include pictures and so on) just like what a browser can do. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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': ...