New in 6.0: Data Handling & Data Sources

Building on the concept of symbolic data description, Mathematica 6.0 introduced the major new "elements" framework for handling import and export of data, in nearly a hundred distinct formats. Mathematica 6.0 also introduced the concept of large-scale integrated data sources, for the first time allowing immediate programmatic use of many forms of real-world data.

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New Import-Export Framework

Import (modified) import data, specifying the elements to retrieve

Export (modified) export data, constructing the output from specified elements

New Import-Export Formats »

"FLAC" ▪ "MIDI" ▪ "SWF" ▪ "QuickTime" ▪ "JPEG2000" ▪ "PLY" ▪ "JVX" ▪ "X3D" ▪ "Maya" ▪ "MDB" ▪ "ODS" ▪ "CDF" ▪ "USGSDEM" ▪ "SDTS" ▪ "ApacheLog" ▪ "MBOX" ▪ "Base64" ▪ "GZIP" ▪ ...

Rasterize create a bitmap or other elements for graphics

FileFormat, StringFormat infer formats from data

New Numerical Data Functions »

BinCounts ▪ MovingAverage ▪ Differences ▪ FindClusters ▪ ...

New Built-in Statistics Functions »

Commonest ▪ MeanDeviation ▪ Skewness ▪ Kurtosis ▪ ...

New Built-in Data Sources »

GraphData ▪ PolyhedronData ▪ ChemicalData ▪ ElementData ▪ AstronomicalData ▪ CountryData ▪ CityData ▪ FinancialData ▪ WordData ▪ DictionaryLookup ▪ ...

New Date & Time Framework »

DateString ▪ DateList ▪ DatePlus ▪ DateDifference ▪ ...

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