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Navigating the Data Universe: The Future of Import/Export

Michael Pilat
Organization: Wolfram Research
Department: Software Technology
Flavio Smirne
Organization: Wolfram Research
Dale Horton
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Release Engineering
URL: http://omegaconsultinggroup.com/

2004 Wolfram Technology Conference
Conference location

Champaign IL

There are two main ways to transfer data into and out of Mathematica:
  • MathLink (including J/Link, .NET/Link, Database Access, Web Services)
  • File/Stream operations (including Import/Export, Read/Write)
This makes Import/Export a major component allowing Mathematica to interact with the "outside world". Some of the many uses include:
  • Transferring data to or from other applications.
  • Manipulate and process data to generate reports.
  • Publishing documents. (HTML, TeX, XML, etc.)
  • Generating webMathematica graphics and typesetting.
  • Manipulating raster graphics (Digital Image Processing).

*Wolfram Technology > Front End > Importing
*Wolfram Technology > Front End > Saving and Exporting

conftalk2004.zip (10.9 MB) - Talk presentation, many file types demoed [for Mathematica 6.0]