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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AJAX-style HTTP calls triggered by a variable change

I'm trying to create a dynamic InputField that would autocomplete the address as I type it into the field, by calling Google Maps' GeoCoding API on every change of ...
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Why are dictionary keys reordered upon JSON import?

After importing a JSON file, Mathematica changed the order of the fields. For example, I downloaded a sample file from: http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/find?lat=55.5&lon=37.5&cnt=10 I ...
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how to read a list from a file which has mixed types of data?

I need to read in a file with the first several lines reading as ...
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Cloud, manipulate based on a external dataset

My question is about creating a Manipulate based on a external dataset (in my private Cloud) and publish it in the Public Cloud. ...
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How to Import .ibw files in Mathematica

Can anyone tell me how to import .ibw (igor binary wave) into Mathematica?
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Exporting and Importing solution sets from NSolve

I have a rather large data set that I need to solve for, then save to my hard disk and import in the same format at a later time. This proves to be tricky. I use ...
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How to speed up import of large csv table?

Loading less than 2 gB of csv data took 5.29 hours: ...
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Import an RDATA, 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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Data acquisition from a Measurement Computing USB device

I would like to use Mathematica 9 for to acquire data from a Measurement Computing (MC) USB-201 analog to digital (and other) device for classroom demonstration. I do not have a budget to buy LabView ...
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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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Saving an XMLObject imported inside a notebook [duplicate]

In a notebook, I import an XMLObject from a html file with this code line : XMLData = Import["Z:/XXX/XXX/XXX.mw", "XML"]; In order to have all the data in the ...
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Problem with ReadList, record separator is not working

I have entries in a file with the following form: 3579038 2cc567cda3afd5e1d5406152e8ba77024c46ecda 2742564 4202599 093e88c26bd1637d12253115bd5a8a81531ba68f 2742821 3579039 ...
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Import a jpeg file and a mov file and display them side by side

I am planning to use Mathematica for a presentation. In one of the slides I need to place a jpeg file side by side to a mov file. ...
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Pulling the boundaries from a Solidworks Profile in Mathematica

I'm currently trying to take a 2d profile generated in SolidWorks and use mathematica to analyze it. I need to pull lines that represent the boundaries of the shape from an image of the shape. . My ...
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Binary file gymnastics

I have an unformatted binary file generated by fortran 77 and i want to import it in Mathematica. The file is formed by 5 data arrays with double precission float numbers. The problem is that seems ...
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Problem with plotting data (.csv)

I have a problem with plotting the data of a recent experiment. I'm quite new to Mathematica, but searched the documentation and forums without solving my issue. My data is stored in a .csv document, ...
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How can I import html fragments as formatted cells?

I see that there is limited support for "HTMLFragment" in Export, but I figured with all the work that went into porting Mathematica into the Wolfram Cloud there should be a way to Import ...
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NaNs in tabular data and import performance

I'm working with some data files that are just too large for Import. I tried using ReadList, specifying either ...
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Doing calculation on an imported data file [closed]

I have a data file which has been calculated from mathematica code and saved in test.txt, I need to import the data and do new calculation on it, here is the simple ...
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TSV import issue

I am having an issue importing a tab-seperated file properly. Most lines get split into elements based on the tabs but some don't: ...
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Retrieve XML Tree with only specific XMLElements

I would like to retrieve the XML Tree of a XMLObject with only specific XMLElements. In the help of Mathematica ...
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Importing large data without using Import [closed]

I have around 240 files with lots of data, I have been using Import[] to import these data for further processing. But as my simulations are growing bigger, I am ...
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Import csv file which contains columns of different lengths --> How can I delete empty fields?

I have the following problem: I want to import a csv file into Mathematica. I file as a lot of rows and columns, but the column lengths differ for certain rows. 2 columns always belong together, ...
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Is it possible to use Mathematica to record sound and/or vision?

I think the title says it all. I know about ImageCapture which seems to capture stills. Can ImageCapture be made to capture a ...
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Importing Data Issue, Breaking Up Elements

I am trying to import a comma delimited text file as a Table and I am having two issues: First, the file imports all of the numbers that should be separate columns as a single string. This is not ...
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Importing HDF5 with compound data

I am looking to Import HDF5 data with compound data. It appears, at least from what I read, that Mathematica 8.0.4 (and previous versions) does not support reading ...
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Manipulation of .csv imported data — no blanks in either of two lists

Above is a .csv file. I am trying to construct two lists of male and female math test scores such that only districts which include info for both male and female students are included i.e. neither ...
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Importing a 3D table from excel

I have a 3D table that I'm able to plot using ListPlot3D, but when I export the table to an excel file and try to import the saved data, the format is different. The imported table seems to have ...
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Function for importing and plotting data from excel spreadsheet

I know this must be a very basic question, but I could not find any answers. I need to create a function that: 1) imports data from an Excel Spreadsheet, 2) assign specific information from this xlsx ...
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Specific excel data needed in a list

I need to create a list from a general Excel database that requires only data from "ALL STUDENTS" rows on columns 2 and 7. The List most be of the form {DISTRICT, MATH} where the MATH score is ...
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How to import data from a .mat or a .txt file and manipulate dimensions

I'm new to Mathematica (I know very, very little - so I apologize if anything I say is absolutely wrong) - but I'm trying to upload a file from matlab and arrange it in matrix form. I have a .mat ...
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Read a compressed ascii data file?

I would like to write a filter for Import to handle data files that are generated by LabView in the LVM format. This should be straightforward, since the format is ...
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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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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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Import mixed graph from Excel

I am new to Mathematica. I want to use the software as it allows analysis of mixed graphs (directed and undirected edges). I have my network as an Excel spreadsheet of three columns: source, target ...
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Make animation with multiple external data files

I am currently solving PDEs for a discrete vector field with C++. The output at a time t is an array where each row represents a site and there are 6 columns, the first 3 give the position of the site ...
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How to import website data which has an unknow format? [closed]

I want to import data from this website: http://hq.sinajs.cn/list=sh601006; It should look like ...
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Getting EPS imports to respect the original fill rule

One major problem in my attempt to answer to the CountryData flags question is that the way Mathematica handles filled curves differs from the way SVG and EPS style editors do. The latter two have the ...
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How to do http POST in Mathematica?

The Import command lets you do a HTTP GET from a URL, like this Import @ "http://merkosoncampus.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/higgs-boson.jpg" This sends an ...
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How to save all data in all variables so that loading it is fast?

I've got this CSV file I've imported that has tens of millions of lines in it. It takes around 20 minutes to import. I've been working with it for a while and have the processed data spread out in a ...
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Mathematica: issues storing nested list on disk

having trouble with mathematica using nested lists. I want to save a list like this: l1={{a1,{a,b,c,d,e}},{a2,{f,g,h,i}}} So, the nested components do not have ...
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Importing files into mathematica from flashdrive

I don't know why I can't get my files to import from my flashdrive into my notebook. I have .mat files and .cvs files. I've tried this ...
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Import and export without changing number format

I have a complex file that is the output of a program. The file contains multiple columns with data in different number formats. For example: ...
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Union of large sets

I am trying to take union of thousands of set containing thousands of elements. However mathematica closes itself when I copy/paste the sets in Union[{}]. Do you ...
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Plotting stellar spectrum from FITS file

I would like to make a plot of wavelength v. relative frequency from the stellar spectrum data in a FITS file (in order to fit a curve to one of the spectral lines). I used ...
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Import succesful when file manually deleted

apparently Import keeps an imported file i the cache and doesn't complain for some time if a file is deleted manually from the system and then it is imported. If the file is deleted from within ...
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Recovering data points from an image

Unfortunately, some data can only be obtained in picture form (Japanese publications anyone?). Since this cannot be worked with, it has to be converted to a dataset that can; I was wondering whether ...
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Reading a .txt file with numbers

The .txt file is: tb_FeSe_22_12_2014.csv 0.00102786 (-0.000421863,1.58589e-09)(-4.04766e-05,2.67116e-07)(-8.4396e-06,-1.54976e-07) I would like to Import it to Mathematica such that I have: ...