#### Overview of this book

There are many algorithms for data analysis and it’s not always possible to quickly choose the best one for each case. Implementation of the algorithms takes a lot of time. With the help of Mathematica, you can quickly get a result from the use of a particular method, because this system contains almost all the known algorithms for data analysis. If you are not a programmer but you need to analyze data, this book will show you the capabilities of Mathematica when just few strings of intelligible code help to solve huge tasks from statistical issues to pattern recognition. If you're a programmer, with the help of this book, you will learn how to use the library of algorithms implemented in Mathematica in your programs, as well as how to write algorithm testing procedure. With each chapter, you'll be more immersed in the special world of Mathematica. Along with intuitive queries for data processing, we will highlight the nuances and features of this system, allowing you to build effective analysis systems. With the help of this book, you will learn how to optimize the computations by combining your libraries with the Mathematica kernel.
Mathematica Data Analysis
Credits
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Preface
Free Chapter
First Steps in Data Analysis
Broad Capabilities for Data Import
Creating an Interface for an External Program
Analyzing Data with the Help of Mathematica
Discovering the Advanced Capabilities of Time Series
Statistical Hypothesis Testing in Two Clicks
Predicting the Dataset Behavior
Rock-Paper-Scissors – Intelligent Processing of Datasets
Index

## Recognizing text information

You can solve the problem of textual information recognition using the `TextRecognize` function, which recognizes the text in an image and returns it as a string. This function works with both grey and multichannel images. By default, it recognizes the text written in English; however, using the `Language` parameter, you can specify that the text is written in one of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

This function handles different ways to write text, such as text that is written at an angle:

In addition to text recognition, you can also speak this text out loud if you choose the `Speak` representation:

Besides, one of the important functions is determining the language in which the text is written; it helps to perform automatic translation: