Questions relating to working with textual information: textual analysis, data mining, etc.

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Shortcut to insert plaintext?

Oftentimes I would find it useful to insert plaintext, to not be evaluated as input, right next to my input code. Is there a shortcut key to insert such a plaintext input box? I have relied on ...
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Pasting monospaced text into Mathematica notebook destroys aligment

I drew the little ASCII-art electronics schema below in vim. When i try to paste it into a Mathematica notebook, with: A) A code cell B) A monospaced font (Courier New) Mathematica insists on ...
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Text formatting with different wrappers

Formatting text in Mathematica should be a punishment for serious crimes. I've face another frustrating feature, and I don't know how to get rid of it. ...
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There is a button in the “basic math assistant” which wraps highlighted text in chosen brackets. Is there no keyboard command for this?

This counts as something of a basic question, but one for which I cannot find an answer. I checked the documentation, I checked google, I searched it here, I read a bunch of different things, but ...
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How do I include both text and variables in Input[ ]?

I want to prompt a user to input an answer to a question. I want the question that pops up to have both text and numbers or strings. For example, if I ask the user to give a name to something in the ...
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Outputting a fraction on one line with an oblique division sign

How can I make Mathematica output a fraction as x/2 as opposed to the x on top with a horizontal bar and ...
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Input text field GUI [duplicate]

Is there a way to input multiple rows of text and save it as a variable? Like an InputField, but with multiple rows? I would like to make a simple text redactor, so that I could enter a text and then ...
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Text with specified FontSize looks smaller than expected

The simplest way to see what the post's title is trying to convey is to evaluate: ...
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how to delete specific data from text file and then update it

I have a large text file. I read data from text file one at a time and check whether data agree with my condition. If not I want to delete that data in text file and update it. For example say my ...
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Evaluate a list of Expressions from file

I have a list of expressions in a text file. I would like mathematica to evaluate and export the results at the end of the same file or in a new file. The expressions are in seperate lines in the text ...
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What is the proper way to extract XMLElement values?

I have seen and tried many different versions of XML data parsing here on this forum, and even some in the documentation. Is there a tried and true "Best Practice" way to extract all the XMLElement ...
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How to write a function to remove comments from a .m source file preserving formatting such as line wrapping reasonably?

How to write a function to remove comments from a .m source file preserving formatting such as line wrapping reasonably? This means if I have ...
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Convert quoted printable aka PrintableASCII characters to UTF-8

I have several .eml email files to import. Some of them were saved as quoted-printable 7-bit encoded. I skipped through the Mathematica documentation and found ...
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How to export results of an analysis in table format into MS word file

I'm working on a simulation study using Mathematica 8. At the end of the analysis I'll have a matrix of data containing my results (assume for three variables like x,y & z). I used these codes for ...
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Mathematica output in ASCII or larger text size for the output?

I am trying to read the output of this code that has crosses, circles and spaces. For some reason, the output is in very-very small alphabets so I would like to get it in ASCII and/or in larger ...
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rotating 3d text

Is it possible to create a 3d rotating text like this: animation here. Here is my try so far: ...
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Determine the Number of Lines in a Text File

I have looked and looked but I do not see a simple efficient way to get MMA to return the number of lines in a text file? I thought about reading the file until it returned the EOF marker, but that ...
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Iterating Reads From a Text File and Writing the Results of Operation

I have a very large text (TSV) file. I am able to now read single line, thanks to StackExchange. I am able to read a part of that line using the part operator. I want to iterate through the whole ...
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Label points in plot with a text

I'm a newbie at Mathematica and I couldn't find how to label the maximum and the zero of a simple function in Plot with their names: ...
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Haiku Extractor

Inspired by the cool Tumblr Haiku Times that searches for accidental haiku in New York Times articles, I tried my hand at implementing such a search in Mathematica for my own text samples. I'm still ...
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Exporting large numbers to a text file [duplicate]

I need to export large numbers to an ASCII text file, but as simple digits without powers of ten, e.g. I need to write 123456.789 to the file and not 1.23456789E10^5. It seems like such a simple ...
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How do you force line spacing to be uniform when a line contains characters with vector or overdot?

A persistent problem I've run into is that certain character decorations within the text of a paragraph will often add extra line spacing even if there is already plenty of space between lines. This ...
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3D scatter plot from a txt file

I have a txt file with space-delimited x, y, z coordinates of several points. The points are organized into groups of unequal size; the groups are delimited by skipping a line, like this: ...
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Where can I take a pool of words from?

Dear Community members, I am thinking about an interactive machine to teach a school child to write difficult words correctly. As a first step I need a collection of words. I will select a pool of ...
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Poor anti-aliasing in Rotated text with ClearType on

There is a problem on my system that occurs when text is rotated 90 degrees as it is in frame labels. This only happens when ClearType is turned on, and only around 90 degrees of rotation. I am ...
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What is the full list of all font families?

I'm having trouble finding a complete list of the FontFamily strings that mathematica supports.
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Spacer and Text in Graphics going Awry (in Mathematica 7)

Use of a vertical Spacer in justified text inside a graphic isn't working as required. The result in the green box looks right, but when this is placed in a ...
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Why is Mathematica treating my text as input?

I have typed in some text input by using Alt-7 to convert everything into text, but why is text still evaluated? Or is there better way to make comments other than (* text here *), because in my text ...
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How can I wrap text around a circle?

How can I wrap text around a circle? For example: the text in the sectors of this chord plot. Perhaps one could use FilledCurve[] and then apply a ...
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Importing formatted, highlighted text from : HTML vs RTF vs. XML

We would like the ability to import and analyze ASCII documents that have been manually segmented by highlighting and changing font colors of various sections, eg: The original line breaks, ...
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How can I convert a formatted text cell to latex code?

I have a formatted text cell, I want to export it as latex. How can I do that? Since copy as LaTeX doesn't work, I thought of pasting it into a string and exporting, but it's a no go: ...
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Unicode beyond Basic Multilingual Plane

String manipulation takes a dive when characters beyond \:FFFF are used e.g. Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols. The characters display fine but doing string ...
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How to import all files of a folder at once?

I know how to import one textfile by calling its name filestring = Import["myfile.tex", "Text"]; Then "filestring" is a string with the myfile content. How do ...
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Comparing Unequal Lists of Surnames to Establish Over or Under-Representation

I've been using Mathematica to explore historical records. I have two long lists (one is 69k, the second 17k) of unequal length. They are like so (FWIW, the first list is the first 40 entries from the ...
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Rotated text in “plot” cannot be copied to MS Word

When I add some text to a simple plot with drawing tools, the text cannot be copied and pasted out with the graphic itself to Microsoft Word. Do you know how to copy the manually added text out to ...
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Importing file with UCS-2 Little Endian codification

I'm trying to import a text file with UCS-2 Little Endian codification but I can't read it correctly. There's any hidden option to read this files ?? I'd tried with ...
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Word Squares and Beyond

A word square is a set of words which, when placed in a grid, read the same horizontally and vertically. For example, the following is an English word square of order 5: ...
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How can I italicize FrameLabel directives?

Suppose that I use Frame -> True in Plot. Then I can use ...
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Is there a way to outline text?

If I have: Graphics[ {Red, EdgeForm[Directive[White, Thick]], Inset[Style[Text@"Hi!", 44], {0, 0}]}, Background -> Black ] I unfortunately get: ...
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Manipulating spacing in a text object

I want to visually illustrate substitution in a mathematical expression. This is an example: ...
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How to resize the text content of a grid with it?

I am in a resizing mood these days. This code works quite well, up to a point. ...
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Formatted text in a Dynamic or Manipulate control

I am using a Manipulate control to show different calculations for the same user-specified parameters. I would like to show the results for the calculation the ...
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Pasting “rectangles” of text side-by-side

In Emacs/Xemacs, there is a rectangle feature, such that you can delete, copy, etc., "rectangles" of text. Now suppose I have two text files, each containing one column of numbers. Is it possible to ...
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Computing the bounding boxes for Text objects

Regardless of AspectRatio, the Text boxes overlap. ...
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How to dynamically name and date a file for export?

I have various functions that export Excel and text files, and need to have them named with a name based on the content of some variables in the function and the time and date. How can this be done ...
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Is it possible to type equations as text in Mathematica?

I was wondering if I could write an equation, symbolically, but only as part of a text in Mathematica. So I don't want Mathematica to consider anything inside that equation as a variable, nor equate ...
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Interpreting text entry and splitting it in a Manipulate text field?

I have the following program that plots the number of trigram appearances across a corpus of textual information between 1964 and 1989 (apologies for the messy code): ...
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Issues with a Counter that is tallying term appearances

I am working with an array of textfiles, trying to see how frequent certain terms are. However, I am running into some difficulty with my running counts of bigram frequency. Here is a snippet of my ...