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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Importing a directory of sequentially labeled images without a slowdown proportional to the directory size

I have previously asked an as yet unanswered question about how to fix an issue with slow import of multigigabyte TIFF image stacks: Slow import of multigigabyte TIF image stacks. I've been ...
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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 ...