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Re: loading .mat-files

From: A. Danial
Subject: Re: loading .mat-files
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 19:17:49 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 09:34:09PM +0100, Mirek Kwasniak wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 07:07:46PM +0100, Mats Johansson wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I'm trying to load my already saved .mat - files, created in Matlab. 
> > Can anybody help me ?
> Octave can read matlab4 .mat files.
> Change your matlab from
>   load foo
> to
>   load -mat4-binary foo.mat
> (file extension is important)

This week I ran into a behemoth .mat file that gave 
out-of-memory errors when trying to load into octave
(and matlab too for that matter).  A colleague pointed
me to the stand-alone C program matdump:
which worked like a charm.  It can give a listing of the .mat
file's contents and allows individual data items to be streamed 
to stdout or sent to a binary file.           -- Al

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