Import data from webpages and files in just about any common format.

Import data using the default settings

Import will automatically import most common file formats as a suitable expression:

If Import cannot determine the format of a file, you can specify it explicitly:

  • The complete list of supported import formats is given by $ImportFormats.
  • You can import from URLs as well as from files.
  • Import determines a files format using FileFormat.

Import data as a Dataset

Data-oriented formats such as "CSV", "TSV", "XLS" and "XLSX" will import as a Dataset. Specify "Dataset" as the second argument to Import:

Import particular elements from a data file or webpage

Many files and webpages contain elements other than the data returned by default by Import. Get a list of elements by giving "Elements" as the second argument to Import:

Specify which element to import: