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 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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Import file using UNC [closed]

I'm trying to import a file from a server that I do not have mapped. ...
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Mathematica 10 doesn't support path containing Chinese characters

I tried to import file in Mathematica 10 ( windows 7 system), the path contains some chinese characters. After holding ctrl+shift, and drag the file into front end. I got path like ...
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ToExpression fails with long nested string expressions

Consider the following conversion from String to Mathematica Expression: ...
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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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Antialiased text in manipulate constantly re-evaluated, ignores TrackedSymbols

I am trying to display antialiased text (using the ImportString[ExportString[]] method shown here) but inside a manipulate so that the text can be changed interactively. I have found a way to do this, ...
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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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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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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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Importing Text file and removing columns [closed]

I have a file that has 7 column but i only want to import two column from it, that is 1st and 3rd column from the file. How can i do that and this is the list for example: ...
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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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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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Import a data stored in EXCEL and change it to a Table [closed]

I have an EXCEL file in which large amount of numbers is stored in a column in the first sheet, like data in the column A of the sheet1 of excel file. When I apply the Import function; the data is ...
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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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When importing is it possible to set the delimiter?

When importing a csv file is there a way to set the delimiter. I have a csv that uses ";" as its delimiter. I tried ...
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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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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): ...
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How can I recover the source code from cdf file?

by a mistake I have deleted the nb file by which the CDF was generated. All required definitions were in one cell. If I remember the code looked like this: ...
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Importing a Matrix whit different column numbers depending on the row

I have a bunch of coordinates given in a file. The file contains Startpoints and Endpoints of arrows in columns(Example): ...
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Animation of moving rectangles in 2D from data file

I am not very familiar with mathematica but I know the basics so I thought I give it a try. For a project I have to animate rectangles moving around in 2D (later also 3D). The data come from a C ...
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Order imported files by their alteration date

Probably a very easy question, but I could not find the answer, so it would be very nice if you can help me: Let us say I have 10 files, all with the extension ...
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Wikipedia People only search

I am trying to search people from Wikipedia(For example .*John.* in REGEX). The following query is close, but it isn't generalized like ...
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How to import a CSV file into column vectors [closed]

I just got a trial version of Mathematica. I want to experiment with using it for data analysis. I have a CSV file here that I would like to import into Mathematica so that the data is represented as ...
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How to draw a network from a dataset reporting the labels of nodes of every link?

I have a dataset in format .txt of a directed network, containing a matrix A of dimension ...
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Importing a text file into a matrix format

I am attempting to perform a comparison of pseudorandom number generation with the RAND Corporation's "A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates" for a Computational Physics course. I have ...
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How to efficiently import videos

I need to do frame-by-frame analysis of videos. I can import the video files I need, but each file is too large to import at once. I can use the ...
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How should my data be formatted for use with BetweennessCentrality?

A few weeks ago I asked this question. I am trying to upload my data which is an adjacency list for an undirected, unweighed graph and find the betweenness centrality. At the time I tried to use the ...
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How do I upload a graph as an adjacency list and find the betweenness centrality?

I have an undirected simple graph in a .txt file formatted as an adjacency list like this: 100 200 200 300 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 ... Every number is a node ...
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Importing adjacency matrix from file of 0/1 arrays

Is it possible to import adjacency matrix for graph representation, from simple text file with NxN (rows x columns) of 0s/1s: 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
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windrose with data from Excel

How to Import data from excel and use them to Plot windrose instead? Example, {{Strength, Angle(degrees)}..} ...
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How to manipulate web pages on Mathematica?

I wanted to input some data on this page through Mathematica: http://www.fundamentus.com.br/buscaavancada.php Then I would press the "buscar" button also through mathematica coding and get the ...
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Web Browsing Automation with Mathematica

I want to build a bot to automate web browsing, this mean something like: filling forms press "submit" buttons find certain text inside pages and so on... How can I do this with Mathematica? The ...
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Import CSV with “Numeric”->True and “DateStringFormat” problem

The CSV file linked below has 3 columns: "PT_ID" (char 4), "PHYS_ID" (char 2) and "VISIT_START_TIME" (varchar eg "0:00:15" hours minutes seconds) ...
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Plotting with ColorFunction -> GrayLevel - no black

This is probably a fairly trivial question, yet I have been unable to find an answer - help would be much appreciated! :) I am trying to plot a 28 x 28 matrix (tabulated data given here), containing ...
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Import .dat table but losing decimals [duplicate]

Data, tab-delimited: 230534.552 0.002804 230534.674 -0.016347 230534.796 -0.016737 230534.918 0.013062 230535.041 -0.0033244 230535.163 0.023205 I run arr = ...
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Text analysis and loops

I need a loop for a text analysis involving about 1000 papers (identical structure of all papers) I have these two commands to read all the papers into memory. ...
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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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Gravatars/identicons with Mathematica

The default avatar/identicon is based on an MD5 hash of your e-mail address. With some e-mail providers (e.g., GMail) the address gmailuser+foo@gmail.com is still ...