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

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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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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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Cleaning up a List of HTML Data to Render Usable Information

I am using Mathematica to scrape information from webpages. To get file information, I am gathering plain text that is enclosed by <tr> and ...
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Adding Text to a ListLogLinearPlot [duplicate]

I have a problem with adding text to a ListLogLinearPlot plot. The text just doesn't show up anywhere. If I use the normal ListPlot, the text coordinates go perfectly wherever I want them to: ...
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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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DensityHistogram label/display values in Mathematica 8

I'm trying to make a DensityHistogram in Mathematica 8 that overlays the histogram values for each location. What I want is for the value of each square to be ...
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Text with subscript is automatically Italic

I am creating a figure for a document using Graphics in which there is Text with some variables and again those same variables ...
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Generating a list of questions (simultaneous equations)

I am trying to create a list of simultaneous equations showing steps, where I only need to change a, b and the question number, and maybe a couple of minor things about q (where q is the factored ...
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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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Can I frame text in a plot to look like legend?

I have a DateListPlot, much the same as below, that I want to overlay text onto. I'd like the text to be wrapped in a frame much the same way as the legend box is, ...
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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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How to fill a whole rectangle with text?

I have a rectangle with specified dimensions and I'd like to fill it with text, so that the text uses all (well, as much as possible) of the available area. I tried to do it with ...
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How to include automatic references to cells styled with DisplayFormulaNumbered

Under the Style menu, there is an entry called DisplayFormulaNumbered. It does exactly what it seems to suggest: it indexes the ...
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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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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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Single dot textual form

How do I render a letter with a single dot above it? I see \[DoubleDot] and \[TripleDot] are readily available, but what about ...
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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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Manipulating spacing in a text object

I want to visually illustrate substitution in a mathematical expression. This is an example: ...
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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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Expand Graphics based on all elements

How might I force the following Graphics element to expand to contain the Inset text? ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Is It Possible To Replicate Tab Stop Behaviour (or Even PageFooter Behaviour but in Regular Cell)

I am trying to insert a (text) cell into a notebook that replicates the behaviour of tab stops in MS Word, for example. Put differently, I have two strings and I want the one string to align on the ...
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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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Select record when third column matches certain criterion

I've a table with 3 columns. The table looks like this: ...
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Searching for phrases in a block of text

One could call this a pattern finding question with dictionary (or WolframAlpha) lookup, but let me give you some background first. I have a couple of friends who are trying to improve their English ...
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Extending a grid to avoid line breaks in text

I was wondering what the best way is to extend the cells in a GraphicsGrid so that my text fits without line breaks. My problem is illustrated by the graphic ...
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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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using deletecases for twittermessages using the timestamp

I have a Excelsheet with tweetsmessages. These tweets are all written in Dutch. I would like to analyse these tweets in relation to the timestamp. ...
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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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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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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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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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When exporting text, how can I set the line separator?

I want to export a string for a bash script. The terminal is naturally very picky when it comes down to the "\n\r" vs "\n", Windows vs. Linux, new line issue. How can I teach Mathematica to use "\n" ...
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Type Vietnamese in Mathematica

I type Vietnamese using UTF-8 Encoding but Text Display got error. How to type Vietnamese, Chinese in Mathematica. Please help me.
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plot cropped in large amount when setting Text Style to some specific sizes and in some locations

I make a Graphics and then add Text[Style["b",size] to it. When changing the size, I noticed that the overall graphics gets ...
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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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Text with date, how to convert?

I use this script to recognise a date in a textfile and write the result in another file. ...
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Create new file, based on 500 articles

I've got a folder with 500 newspaper articles. Each article is saved in a seperate file with a number in the title like "1.txt", "2.txt". Each article has a date but it is not clear in which line the ...
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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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Replacing whole strings

I imported a text and seperated al words by using StringCases. After this I would like to manipulate the text, for example to replace all singular verbs to plural. ...
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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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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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Modifying a column with a button within the column

I want a column with textcells and a button to add an extra textcell: ...
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Some Characters From Custom Font Do Not Show Up

I'm using version 8.0.4.0 on a Mac, and recently made my own .otf and .ttf fonts at PaintFont.com. The font can be based on pretty much anything, including handwriting, and covers everything from ...
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How to divide a notebook into sections? [closed]

I've seen some very nicely formatted Mathematica notebooks with sections, explanatory text, etc., but I can't figure out how to do something similar. The documentation is not especially helpful here ...
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Adding a textfield to the function that I implemented

Adding a textfield to the function that I implemented to represent the tangent or derivative of a function, but I've added so mark errors. ...
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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 ...