Import and Export

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

Talk given on Thursday, October 21, 1999, at the 1999 Mathematica Developer Conference in Champaign, Illinois.

Mathematica 4 provides a facility for importing and exporting graphics, data, and text from the kernel. This talk will survey some of the numerous options for fine-tuning interpretation and output, provide an opportunity for developers to ask questions, and offer suggestions for future supported formats.

Motivation

Goals

Basic Syntax

Supported Formats

Options

Adjusting Output through Private Options

Usage Examples

Underlying Architecture and File Layout

Future Development

Appendix--Getting Bitmaps of Cell and Notebook Expressions

Appendix--Adding Conversion Functions