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Topic: Export Data from C to MATLAB
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Re: Export Data from C to MATLAB
Posted: Oct 31, 2012 7:06 PM
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"James Tursa" wrote in message <k6s4rt$j6t$>...
> "Jeff" wrote in message <k6s4b0$hbd$>...
> > As a followup question, what is the best way to export data from a C program on Linux (on a system which does not have MATLAB on it) to be used in MATLAB?
> >
> > Just to add some detail: my advisor thinks I should just printf the data. But there is a lot of data, might this be too much for MATLAB to accept in a text file? Is there a better way?
> >
> > Thanks.

> Best way typically is to simply write the data out to a binary file and then use fopen/fread on the MATLAB side to read it in. Takes less time, less storage, and avoids roundoff differences when compared to a text file approach via printf.
> James Tursa

Thanks, James. Since you're speaking to a C and MATLAB newbie, could you provide a line or two of code to clarify "write data out to a binary file"?

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