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How to open a mat file in C?

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HF
HF on 16 Feb 2021
Commented: Walter Roberson on 19 Feb 2021
Hello, I am trying to open a mat file in C. My matfile contains only a matrix called "X(1,1:1024)".
I found the following code to open a mat file in C:
#include "mat.h"
MATFile *matOpen(const char *filename, const char *mode);
However, I am not able to find the file "mat.h" in the internet. Is there another way to load the data into the C program?
Thank you in advance!
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James Tursa
James Tursa on 16 Feb 2021
mat.h and the library that contains the matOpen function ship with MATLAB. Do you have MATLAB installed?
HF
HF on 16 Feb 2021
Yes, I have installed Matlab. I only found a header file called "math.h"

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Aditya Patil
Aditya Patil on 19 Feb 2021
The file is included with MATLAB installation. You might have to add it to the path where your compiler looks for header files.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 19 Feb 2021
In particular it is in the MATLAB installation directory as extern/include/mat.h
On my system, if I were using a command line compiler, that would involve adding the option
-I/Applications/MATLAB_R2020b.app/extern/include
The -I option for (most) compilers names a top-level directory to look in to resolve #include statements.

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