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Importing and Exporting
Mathematica automatically handles hundreds of data formats and subformats—all coherently integrated through Mathematica's uniform use of symbolic expressions. For each particular format, the correspondence between representations inside and outside Mathematica can be specified at any level of detail using Mathematica's general data elements mechanism.
Import import from files and URLs
Export export data, graphics, and expressions to files
ImportString, ExportString import, export string data
SendMail send an expression, graphic, notebook, etc. as email
CopyToClipboard copy expressions to the system clipboard
Paste paste contents of the system clipboard
    
"Table"  ▪ "List"  ▪ "String"  ▪ "Text"  ▪ "Binary"  ▪ ...
    
"GIF"  ▪ "JPEG"  ▪ "TIFF"  ▪ "PNG"  ▪ "BMP"  ▪ "PICT"  ▪ "WMF"  ▪ "SCT"  ▪ ...
"SVG"  ▪ "WMF"  ▪ "EPS"  ▪ "PDF"  ▪ "DXF"  ▪ ...
"PLY"  ▪ "OFF"  ▪ "OBJ"  ▪ "X3D"  ▪ "Maya"  ▪ "POV"  ▪ "LWO"  ▪ "STL"  ▪ ...
"WAV"  ▪ "AIFF"  ▪ "MIDI"  ▪ "SND"  ▪ "FLAC"  ▪ "Wave64"  ▪ ...
"AVI"  ▪ "FLV"  ▪ "QuickTime"  ▪ "SWF"  ▪ ...
    
"Table"  ▪ "CSV"  ▪ "TSV"  ▪ "XLS"  ▪ "ODS"  ▪ "SXC"  ▪ ...
"MDB"  ▪ "DBF"  ▪ "DIF"  ▪ "XLS"  ▪ ...
    
"HDF"  ▪ "NASACDF"  ▪ "FITS"  ▪ "DICOM"  ▪ "EDF"  ▪ ...
"MOL"  ▪ "SDF"  ▪ "SMILES"  ▪ "PDB"  ▪ "GenBank"  ▪ "FASTA"  ▪ ...
"SHP"  ▪ "USGSDEM"  ▪ "GTOPO30"  ▪ "SDTS"  ▪ "TIGER"  ▪ "SP3"  ▪ ...
"XPORT"  ▪ "MAT"  ▪ "MTX"  ▪ "HarwellBoeing"  ▪ "MPS"  ▪ ...
"Graphlet"  ▪ "DOT"  ▪ "GraphML"  ▪ "Graph6"  ▪ "MAT"  ▪ "MTX"  ▪ ...
    
"CDF"  ▪ "PDF"  ▪ "HTML"  ▪ "NB"  ▪ "RTF"  ▪ "TeX"  ▪ "Text"  ▪ ...
"HTML"  ▪ "GIF"  ▪ "JPEG"  ▪ "SWF"  ▪ "XHTML"  ▪ "X3D"  ▪ ...
"PDF"  ▪ "EPS"  ▪ "TeX"  ▪ "SCT"  ▪ "ACO"  ▪ ...
    
"XML"  ▪ "XHTML"  ▪ "MathML"  ▪ "SVG"  ▪ "X3D"  ▪ "ODS"  ▪ ...
"C"  ▪ "Directory"  ▪ "ApacheLog"  ▪ "MBOX"  ▪ "VCF"  ▪ "ICS"  ▪ "RSS"  ▪ ...
"Base64"  ▪ "BZIP2"  ▪ "GZIP"  ▪ "TAR"  ▪ "UUE"  ▪ "ZIP"  ▪ "WDX"  ▪ ...
    
"Bit"  ▪ "Byte"  ▪ "Integer16"  ▪ "Real32"  ▪ "TerminatedString"  ▪ ...
    
Import-Export Management
$ImportFormats, $ExportFormats lists of supported formats
FileFormat, StringFormat test for formats of files, strings
    
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