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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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. ...
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Use modified part of file path as new file name

i want to import an image, modify it and then export the modified image. Something like this: img = Import["C:\\Images\\e4271-5.jpg"] Some modifications ...
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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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Importing multiple images for machine learning classification

I want to create a ML classifier using images just like this example. I have two classes of images in two different folders. Is there an easier way to import all images from both folders rather than ...
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Dealing with large files

I have a *.dat file in which the contents are basically one giant list: {1,2,3,4} {5,6,7,8} {9,10,11,12} and so on. I'd like to read in the first 500 members { ...
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Sound data Import Export

Can't regain the data after Export. Create an array of sampled amplitude values: 2. Visualize as sound 3. Save it 4. Get it back 5. ??? ...
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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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Strange behavior of undocumented RawArray and ArrayObject expressions

I discovered several strange results and inconsistencies while trying to understand what undocumented RawArray and ArrayObject ...
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Importing Selected Spreadsheets [duplicate]

Consider the PISA study report, which contains dozens separate spreadsheets in each respective excel files (see http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/pisa-2012-results-volume-iv.htm) Is there any way ...
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Import file size capacity for Mathematica

I am trying to import a large data set (.csv) into Mathematica. The data set contains more than 14 million rows, is this something Mathematica can handle? If not, what is the maximum capacity? I have ...
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Import selective elements from mixed (text and numbers) data file

How can I import only the 2nd and 5th elements (numbers, located in the 2nd and 5th columns) from all n raws of a data file (.xlxx) that contains both numbers and text. Imported data be inserted into ...
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Importing Output from Linux mpstat to Calculate Aggregate and Per-CPU Averages, Creating Tables and Graphs

I'm a Mathematica noob, running a trial version for the moment, but have run into the wall trying to handle this in Excel and am looking for other options. While running a benchmark application I'm ...
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Importing FITS file from HEALPix

I am trying to read FITS file created by HEALPix software. The file contains a spherical map of a scalar field. There is the online support on how to use the file in IDL, but not for Mathematica. I ...
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Importing High Precision (22 digits) data from a file

I want to import list from a file and I am using ReadList but my data is in format like this 8.2457409790900004e+08 but it i being imported like $8.24574*10^8$. Is ...
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Understanding `Paste` and how to get a string from the Clipboard to use with `ImportString`

Trying to work on this question I got distracted by my first naive attempt of copying the data and then typing dat = ImportString[Paste[], "Table"] ...
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Import iTunes xml data and convert it into a dataset or table

I have an xml file with song data from iTunes (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1012958/iTunes%20Library.xml) and I'd like to import it to Mathematica to do some statistics. I get an XMLObject like ...
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Tools for Importing/working with SEED seismographic data in Mathematica?

Do you know if exist a library or a package in order to import and work with SEED Seismographic data in Mathematica?
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Importing additional custom data in DIMACS format

I have graphs in DIMACS format, with vertex colors specified. The vertex colors are denoted by lines n u c, where u is the ...
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Importing data to Mathematica

I exported the result on NMinimize with .dat format. The data looks like: Then I imported the data using: ...
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Using variables in file names during import/export [duplicate]

I have 23 .csv files named as 0.csv, 1.csv.... I'd like to import those files one by one, perform some manipulation on the data and finally export it as "i+20".csv. "i" is the variable which in my ...
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How to execute JavaScipt on a webpage and then import the result on OSX?

I would like to import data from this page through Mathematica, http://www.oddsportal.com/soccer/netherlands/eredivisie/ . I tried importing through the default Import function ...
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Problem with FTP import in V10

Mathematica V10 returns an error when download directory. URLFetch :: invhttp: "FTP: could not retrieve (RETR failed) the specified file." V9 successfully retrieves the same reference. This ...
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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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Exporting data from Excel into Mathematica using clipboard

I know that it's possible to import Excel data into Mathematica using the Import command, as we can see in this post. But some times, I need just to do some fast ...
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Parsing a CSV file using Interpreter

The new Interpreter functionality in version 10 looks like it has the potential to make parsing custom data formats very easy. I'm trying to create a CSV parser. ...
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GIF file breaking Import

I'm working with a large number of historical image files and am playing around with extracting dominant colours, faces, etc. with Mathematica 10. Occasionally, however, I am running into files that ...
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Operations on online files via public URL access

I need Mathematica to access an online public directory via some URL (fake in this case) http://example.com/images and perform operations similar to those Mathematica can do on OS directories and ...
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How to clean up messy data

The start of my question is about one specific situation - I have some erroneous lat/long values in a dataset which I need to clean up. But I'd like it to cover the overall topic of cleaning up messy ...
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Overwriting first line of large file

As mentioned, I wish to read the first line of a file, and if needed, overwrite it with a new string. The aim is to have a CSV with a list of possible elements. Example: ...
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Check Google PageRank for a given URL

Does anyone know how to write a Mathematica function that returns the Google PageRank of a given URL? I found a tutorial for achieving this in a bash script here, but I have no idea how to port this ...
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How to read from /dev/random?

I am looking to read a few bytes from /dev/random on OS X and Linux. The simplest approach fails on both operating systems (see below). Why? What is a ...
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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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Importing videos in Mathematica

Mathematica's Import command is purportedly able to import .AVI files. However, I find that many files that I want to import do only result in MMA showing a blank ...
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Why does ImportString[“1c”, “Table”] eat the letter c?

I have some whitespace-separated matrix data that I read with Import[..., "Table"]. The data contained mixed strings and numbers (the strings are for row and ...
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Import multiple files from folder in order of date added

I have a folder that contains certain files I want to import. In my case those are .png files. As all the files I want to import contain the phrase "accum" in their filenames, I can use ...
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How do i import a list of files, choosing the name

I have this list of files, i'm using FileNames[{"*.txt"}, NotebookDirectory[]] to import it, but i just want the ones without inelastic on the name. How can i select just by the name? Thanks ...
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SemanticImport mis-interprets CSV

SemanticImport misinterprets rows with trailing blanks. Note the commas in the 2nd column: ...
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Loading and processing five files at a time from a directory containing many, many files

I have 3000 files (for example: aa101.csv, aa108.csv, aa120.csv, ...) and I need to process them. I need to load five files from a folder, process them, and export them to new list in Excel. Then I ...
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Datastream to Mathematica

I currently use data from Thomson Reuters Datastream. With an add-in in Excel, the data can be requested. Because I need to use the data in Mathematica, and I need to update the data frequently: Is it ...
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diff-able text-only notebooks?

I would like to save my Mathematica notebooks as plain-text documents, so that I can keep them under git version control. I thought that ...
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How do I save/export a list so that it can later be easily imported as a list again?

I have a couple of big lists (each of them contains elements that are themselves lists of two elements, i.e. an element of each list that I have is of the form {x, y}) that I want to save/export. ...
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Registering/detecting an importer by file name extension

I've developed an importer and exporter for FreeSurfer's MGH/MGZ file format; the specific format isn't important, but I was ...
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Reading specific entries from a CSV file

This question is related to the following: Speeding up Import and Export in CSV format Stream CSV files Reading periodic elements from a large file I have a set of very large CSV files (a few ...
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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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Can I read Chinese characters with ReadList correctly?

Just try this example: Export["a.txt", "这乱码问题该怎么解决呢\n***\n怎么解决嘛"] ReadList["a.txt", Record] ...
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Importing Data and Devoting Their Names to Them

There are some files in a directory. I have used of SetDiroctory to access all of them. SetDirectory["C:\\Users\\SE7EN\\Desktop\\mathematica\\test"]; I can visit ...
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How to prevent conversion of number forms to numbers in Import [ webpage, “Data” ]?

I have tabular data on a webpage. It looks like this: Import["http://mfvonh.me/numericalTable.html", "Plaintext"] 1.0 1.1 3.53 However, I have ...
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Importing colors from file

I just tried something straightforward (for me): ...