how to read a dat file in matlab

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Sivakumaran Chandrasekaran
Commented: panakj tiwari on 26 Sep 2020
i have to extract signals from a eeg file. its in dat format.. how to read a dat file in matlab

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Jan on 22 Aug 2013
You may want to look at importdata
Sivakumaran Chandrasekaran
i downloaded datas from and importdata command is not working for it
Jan on 22 Aug 2013
Does the file contain binary data? If so, use fread

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Iain on 22 Aug 2013
Try opening the file in notepad, or some other basic text editor and look at the data.
If its garbled data, its obviously in some binary format.
If its csv formatted numbers, try csvread
If its csv formatted text and numbers use xlsread
If its some other delimited numbers, try dlmread...

adan jauhary
adan jauhary on 8 Nov 2013
You can use WFDB toolbox for Matlab. It can be downloaded from
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panakj tiwari
panakj tiwari on 26 Sep 2020
how to use the WFDB toolbox in matlab, if its possible can u provide the imformation sir

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