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

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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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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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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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Skip header lines on import

When importing a data file what are the comment symbols for Mathematica? That is, given a file like this blabla bulbul 1 2 6 54 7 ... .. what symbol do I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Select record when third column matches certain criterion

I've a table with 3 columns. The table looks like this: ...
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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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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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Can Mathematica determine part-of-speech for each word in a text?

I've found that WordData has a database of English words and their possible parts of speech. But some words are ambiguous, e.g. result can be a verb or a noun: ...
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Using StringCases and treating certain phrases as single words

My question is about StringCases. When I use this function, each word is separated by a ,. But I want some noun phrases like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Formatting an equation on a plot

I am trying to label a plot with an equation. The problem is that Mathematica formats things almost well but not exactly. The parenthesis are of the wrong size, and the powers are not high enough. ...
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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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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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Sorting an Array with words in different languages

Array consists of words of different languages. I need to sort elements in reverse alphabetical order and make a list of elements, which consist of english letters. Example of array which consist of ...
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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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Character display color

I'm looking to cause the front end to display individual characters in a specific color, just in general, as a default sort of thing. For instance, the character "1" would always display as a red 1, ...
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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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How to position text labels automatically to not overlap other graphics elements?

I was plotting reciprocal frame projection using Locators for a point to be expressed in terms of both the original basis (also specified with ...
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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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Strange behaviour when line-wrapping text in a Pane

I noticed some strange behaviour of Pane. In the result from the following code, the line wrapping is not consistent: why do the first and last line contain four ...
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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 ...