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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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 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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What are the known differences between Save and DumpSave, and how to account for them?

Edit: I changed the title and (slightly) the wording of this question in order to make it more easily answerable. If I evaluate this in Mathematica 9: ...
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What is the best way (lossless) to import .skp files into Mathematica?

I am using the free version of Google Sketchup and I've got a few designs in hand, which I need to be able to import into Mathematica. I saw the similar question asked by @Sjoerd C. de Vries in Stack ...
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ImportString JSON possible bug

My problem is when I catch up some json output of whatever method and process it with ImportString[%, "JSON"], The first time ...
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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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Single image import from stack via FTP connection

Background I would like to create a CDF document that is embedded on a webpage. The CDF will contain some image display ...
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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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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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Monitor progress of ZIP file extraction

Importing a ZIP file containing potentially many individual files in a (custom) format using Import[filename, {{"*"}, "Gaussian"}] takes quite a while. How can I ...
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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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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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Using data from multiple cameras

ImageCapture[] has an option Device-> for specifying which camera to use, but ...
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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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Exporting Specific Cells of Many Workbooks into One using Mathematica

I currently have a large number of detailed files from which I would like to extract certain cells' information to make an Archive spreadsheet. There are approximately 9 parameters of each ...
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External file Sub Matrix Import

Is there a Built-In Mathematica Function to extract a Sub matrix from a huge external file? Functions getting pieces of internal nested Lists, (arrays) are in place. Example: ...
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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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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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Significant platform-dependent efficiency when importing data?

I'm curious, as I understand that answer this way: If you are using a Linux derivative or something like cygwin on Windows, then this is an efficient solution for reading only the third field ...
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Can not Import PDF

I try to import PDF and extract text from it Import["D:\\Vegetarian MS.pdf", {"PDF", "Plaintext"}] but with some files I have a problem like this ...
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Import/Export a FIT file, Fitness file created by Garmin GPS's and others

A FIT file is a binary replacement for GPX and TCX text files containing GPS and fitness data (heart monitors, etc.). Mathematica reads GPX and TCX files and represents them as XML. I would like to ...
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Inport a web page with latex code as image png or other

To be brief; I would like to import a web page, then I write Import["http://fabricebaudoin.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/lecture-32-the-malliavin-derivative/"]; which give a notebook file without png ...
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SemanticImport::unexpinvaliderr error when using trial version

I am trying to use SemanticImport for a personal experiment. I can correctly import a tsv file from a path, but if I change ...
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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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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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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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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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Understanding the discrepancy between txt file import and export times, and possibly speeding up Import

I attempted to import a very short .txt file string using the Import command: ...
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Importing large arrays and releasing memory

I am trying to import huge 3 dimensional arrays (in my case approximately 2GB) which I calculated before and saved in .MX format. Then I want to work with a smaller ...
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Visualization of 3D data by Raster3D and Import

I would like to visualize data stored in an external .txt file. The data is a 3D array of real numbers. I would like to visualize the data by using Raster3D function, but I am not sure what is the ...
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LinkObject::linkd error when reading PDF file

I'm attempting to import a PDF file into the Wolfram Desktop (though I have also used Mathematica 10 with identical results) on a Mac running OS X 10.9.4. The ...
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How to open *.sif files with Mathematica

While I am processing my data collect from an Andor EM-CCD, I find it diffcult to import the file into mathematica. I think mathematica can open this kind of files since that Matlab can open it. So if ...
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importing a file with asterisk in its name (Linux machines)

I am trying to import a file: ...
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How to save all data in all variables in context different than “global”?

I have seen questions on saving data on "global" context. Now if I set my notebook's evaluation context "unique to this notebook". the global context doesn't work quite well. Any idea what should i do ...
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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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Behavior of copy and paste with different image formats

Ok, let's say I create a 1x1 pixel image. i = Image[{{0}}, "Byte"]; Now I Export["image.png", i] the image and import it into ...
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Import and file symbolic links

Can Import be forced to follow a file symbolic link (a.k.a. alias (Mac) or shortcut (Windows)) to the true file?
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Determining if a point is inside or outside a 3DS (.3ds) or 3DS MAX (.max) object?

Imagine I import some 3DS (i.e. 3D studio) file (http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/format/3DS.html) or a 3DS MAX file. How could I place this model (say, the 747.3ds file in the ...