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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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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How to connect to a video stream?

Is there a way to get a current frame from video streams (especially from RTSP streams)? I would like to connect to a camera in my local network and get a snapshot from it to do some further ...
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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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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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How to speed up import of large csv table?

Loading less than 2 gB of csv data took 5.29 hours: ...
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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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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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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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Importing large number of frames form Video - improved method?

I am trying to work with large numbers of frames from a video (30000+). I see there are a number of answers out there, but I find none of them satisfying - see below for details. I understand from ...
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Importing sobj sage objects?

I am working with a sage-math object. With some older versions of Mathematica it was possible to send data directly but the function doesn't work with Mathematica 9. What are my options to import a ...
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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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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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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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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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Importing binary structured C++ data file

I am trying to import a binary data file. It seems that BinaryReadList would be appropriate? However the data file is composed of c++ structures like this: ...
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Error importing MBOX file

I am trying to import the mbox file generated by gmail. Using the Import command. ...
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I can SystemOpen but I can't Import an online file (Internet and Intranet)

Thank you MarcoB and Pickett. I am currently using the Mathematica trial version on my laptop since my company's enterprise version will take 2 more weeks to setup because there are a lot of hoops to ...
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Open LabView's TDMS file?

How to open the National Instruments LabView TDMS files? Has anyone developed a library or code for easily importing these? National Instruments provide a DLL and specification for the format. There ...
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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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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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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 of a opj file (Origin)

Is there a way to import a file of opj-type? Or do you know a package to convert the data? The Import[] function seems not to know this format.
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Is there a way to specify which kernel is used to import files (SOLVED)?

Following up on a previous question in which I encountered a memory leak in the JSON importer I have created a SandBox script that will run the Import and analysis on a separate kernel, which be ...
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Importing SQL view vs table

I am trying to import a SQL view not a table in Mathematica. The command: SQLSelect[conn, "DataByYear"] This will correctly bring in the table. However using the ...
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How to avoid import evaluation until if wil return true

My goal is to import a data from url that depends of 1 parameter, this initialy value is null or undifined en yo have to selec some popup and then the variable has value, what is the method to do ...
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Imported variables (.mx) are emptied occassionally (Linux, v10.0.2)

I have a severe problem with variables being "emptied" occassionally. I am not able to reproduce the behavior but this is basically what happens: 1) store list ...
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How to Import .ibw files in Mathematica

Can anyone tell me how to import .ibw (igor binary wave) into Mathematica?
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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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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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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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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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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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Does ListPlot have a bug when plotting large lists?

I was able to plot the first 13315 points of my data, but as soon as I try to plot one more data point, it no longer works. If you load the data contained in the google doc file 19857 pairs of data, ...
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Pulling the boundaries from a Solidworks Profile in Mathematica

I'm currently trying to take a 2d profile generated in SolidWorks and use mathematica to analyze it. I need to pull lines that represent the boundaries of the shape from an image of the shape. . My ...
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Is it possible to import Matlab “.fig” files in Mathematica?

Is it possible to import a ".fig" file made in Matlab into Mathematica? If I try the usual Import[filename] it produces an error ...
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Copying an Imported List to another File

I have a file which begins with a large list of elements created by joining 12 different data imports, which I would now like to copy to another file so that the file can be sent by itself and not ...
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Plotting stellar spectrum from FITS file

I would like to make a plot of wavelength v. relative frequency from the stellar spectrum data in a FITS file (in order to fit a curve to one of the spectral lines). I used ...
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Somebody imported .mdt files (3d graphics) in Mathematica?

Hello maybe someone did or import this format in math for subsequent presentation in 3D
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What are the limits to file size for Import[ file.wav,“WAV”]

What is the maximum size *.WAV file that can be imported into Mathematica with Import[]?? What is the code used to read the header of a *.WAV file?