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

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Is there a convenient way to copy/paste text-interspersed SE code snippets into Mathematica?

Is there a way to copy and paste code snippets from SE to Mathematica if these snippets are interspersed with text? Like e.g. in Morphing Graphics, color and location in both the question and answer, ...
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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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“Covering up” text in Graphics

Consider the following code: ...
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Movable text on a curve

Having an arbitrary curve defined as InterpolatingFunction, what is the best way to place a text on this curve? The text generally has two rows, for example: ...
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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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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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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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How to determine the convex hull of some text?

How can I get the co-ordinates of the convex hull of a piece of Text?
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Lexicographic ordering of strings in Mathematica

I recently realized that Mathematica seems incapable of comparing strings in the "normal" expected lexicographic order. Indeed, for some simulations, I need to process text directly, without fiddling ...
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Grabbing a number of characters around a string pattern

If I have some string data: text = StringTake[ExampleData[{"Text", "DeclarationOfIndependence"}], 400] "When in the Course of human events, it becomes ...
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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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Computing the bounding boxes for Text objects

Regardless of AspectRatio, the Text boxes overlap. ...
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Apply an image as a texture to text

I have the following equation eq = Sum[x^2, {x, 0, 10}] and an image ...
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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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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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Keeping Text Size the Same Throughout Entire Notebook File

Is there a way in which when you choose to format the size of the font within your notebook, for a particular cell, when you go into another cell, the default size font (12pt) will not be ...
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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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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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subscripts in plot axis labels

Superscripts can be included in axis labels by the use of the caret symbol (e.g., Plot[x^2, {x, -1, 1}, AxesLabel -> {x, x^2}]). How does one include subscripts ...
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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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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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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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Dimensions of the results of Text[] within Graphics[]

Is there a way to get the dimensions that the results of a Text[] will occupy within a Graphics[]? Specifically, if I run ...
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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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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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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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Backslash commands in strings?

I discovered by playing around that Text[DisplayForm@SubscriptBox["\[Lambda]", "k"]] produces the same result as ...
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Apply 2 Styles within Text[]

Please consider : ...
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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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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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How to Rasterize in “Printout” style

I am trying to ascertain how large a justified text block will be when printed by rasterizing it in the "Printout" style environment. However, ...
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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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Generate Random Text within a Rectangle

I would like to generate images such as the four below. That is: some text of different length fit within a Rectangle[] using ...
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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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Text[] using Graphics

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Importing .txt or .csv financial data

I am trying to import some financial data exported from Excel. You can find the relevant file here : Text File or CSV File This is what the data looks like in Excel : Using the following code to ...
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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 ...