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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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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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: ...
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ReadList and ToExpression

My dataset is like: id, feat_1, feat_2, feat_8, feat_9, feat_10, feat_11, feat_17, feat_18, feat_22, feat_2, target 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 0, 1, 0, Class_1 2, ...
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Import GEXF graphs into Mathematica?

Is there any smart way to import gephi graphs (*.gexf) into mathematica ? I mean other than converting to *.gml.
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Is there a better way to download images in parallel?

Is this the best way to batch save a list of image urls in parallel? ...
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Cannot import Excel (xls or xlsx) files which have non-ASCII characters in the name

It seems mma9 works fine, but with mma10 it fail to load a file name with Chinese characters. I use MacBook Pro(Retina) with OSX 10.10.2, and Mathematica 10.0.0.0. I need the file name with Chinese ...
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Import command gives different solution to equation than cut & paste

I would like to import values from a text file to run a notebook. The notebook works fine when I cut and paste in all the input values manually. Here is a working version. But when I import the same ...
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Cannot import data into a notebook as a list of numbers

I have text file with a list of numbers separated by commas, which I would like import into a notebook to be called when the name ratevector is used. If I cut and ...
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Working on a certain column after importing data from a file

I'm trying to import a file with 2 columns, in TSV format. Something like this: ...
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Why an extra { when importing .xls?

I am trying to import data from a file. If I import a CVS file, I get: {{a,b,c},{e,f,g}}. For example, two curly brackets. If importing from a .xlsx file I get ...
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Export and Import a list of graphs?

I want to export a list of graphs that come as output to my program. However, I tried exporting all the graphs as graphs using Map and an Export statement with "graph.gml" statement, but got an error. ...
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Read data from file starting at a certain point

I have files of data that come with a whole bunch of junk in the beginning before the actual columns of data start. Is there any way to tell Mathematica to start putting the data into a table from ...
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Getting error Import::chtype when mporting 2D array of images [closed]

Suppose I have images = {{1.jpg, 2.jpg}, {3.jpg, 4.jpg}} Now I try to import all of them at level 2, ...
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Import a web page with $\LaTeX$ code including images (png or other)

To be brief; I would like to import a web page, so I use Import["http://fabricebaudoin.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/lecture-32-the-malliavin-derivative/"]; which ...
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How do I utilize the dynamic input field function in the manipulate function? Can I use this functionality to import a .xls from an URL dynamically?

Im trying to get my program to import a .xls for manipulation, I need to import the .xls at an url location dynamically, I did have this at the beginning of my code: ...
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Can I import (and repair) damaged GIS shape files?

Five GIS shape files are available online at http://www.utahcounty.gov/OnlineServices/maps/DataLayers.asp. Mathematica 10 imports 4 of the 5 files just fine (in the sense that, after download, <...
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import file from directory using sftp

I want to import a file from a directory on a ftp using sftp. I'm not sure how the command looks, but here is what I have tried (based on this older post): ...
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A bug won't let me import JSON files

I have been working on a project and I have been using JSON to build some networks, the code I use is: ...
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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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Importing, sorting and exporting lists

I have several TSV lists (.txt) of something like 2000*2000 numerics (e.g. 1.8645) to import ...
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Having trouble displaying imported Excel regression data [closed]

The plot points and residual lines are not showing, hard-coded data works, and imported data does do something, just not what its supposed to Is the table or the plot range the wrong size? I can't ...
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How to import (from a table file) only rows with a specific element in a given position using Import?

I have a large file containing a table. To be specific, the table columns are aligned by spaces, and the rows are terminated by newlines. I want to import only specific rows from this table. For ...
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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; instead,...
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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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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 ...