MacOS 10.13
This is part of an assignment - my Semanticimport fails with all files though. the error:
Dataset ExtractRawData::dataextr: Data extraction failed.

The code is in the screenshot attached - all semanticImports fail, not only this specific csv.

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If I do a simpler import like:

dataSemantic = Import[("/Users/dave/Dropbox/Uni/appliedempirical/DATA A0 2.csv")];
dataA0 = Dataset@dataSemantic;

it all works out. Can somebody help me with this?

I have now tried to use semanticImportString and drag and dropped the file. it seems to import it, but after querying I still get an error:

SemanticImportString[Missing["PartInvalid", "age"], 

Missing["KeyAbsent", "age"]]

  • $\begingroup$ Try Import[file, "Dataset"]. Are you able to upload your files? $\endgroup$ Oct 17, 2017 at 4:21
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    $\begingroup$ I have issues to with SemanticImport on Mac OS 10.13. Even examples from the Documentation simply return $Failed. I added the Bugs tag $\endgroup$
    – Sascha
    Nov 7, 2017 at 8:50
  • $\begingroup$ Same here, SemanticImport fails with every try. $\endgroup$ Nov 29, 2017 at 11:30
  • $\begingroup$ Having the exact same issue Mac OS 10.13.1 all examples of SemanticImportString from the Documentation return $Failed $\endgroup$
    – ulysseus
    Nov 29, 2017 at 21:56

1 Answer 1


This is a bug specific to macOS 10.13 ("High Sierra").

It is caused by incompatibility between the operating system and the golang runtime library used by the binary component of SemanticImport (and of course SemanticImportString).

A fix for this issue has been released via paclet update. The update should be installed automatically when SemanticImport is first used in a fresh session, and the following code may be run to obtain the update manually

PacletSiteUpdate /@ PacletSites[];

after which the paclet version should be 0.0.457.


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