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Language for Data Integration
Mathematica 6 introduces a major new level of automation in handling external data. Supporting hundreds of formats and subformats across a full range of areas, Mathematica 6 builds on Mathematica's unique symbolic architecture to provide a unified language for converting between external data and uniform Mathematica symbolic expressions—defining a major new level of capability for digital workflow management.
- Uniform mechanism for immediate extraction of data and metadata "elements", and control of representation and rendering in Mathematica. »
- Streamlined discovery interface for finding available elements in external data. »
- Language for synthesis of external data from elements in Mathematica. »
- Automatic high-level graphic and other representations of imported external data.
- Automatic format recognition and data unpacking. »
- Built-in support for importing from the web, with settable network configuration.
- Automatic support for extracting structured and unstructured data from HTML web pages. »
- Automatic support for importing as well as exporting PDF. »
- Broad support for 3D geometry and modeling, GIS, chemical, biomedical, scientific and astronomical formats. »
- Support for new graphics and sound formats; greatly enhanced subformats and metadata mechanisms. »
- Greatly enhanced support for tabular and spreadsheet formats; direct support for database import. »
- Direct support for systems formats such as Apache logs and mbox, as well as compression and archive formats. »
- Unified support for annotated rasterization of arbitrary graphics, typesetting, controls and notebook elements. »
- Direct support for multifile importing and exporting.
See Also New In 6.0