What types of data files can MATLAB read or write?

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I would like a list of all of the files types that MATLAB is able to read and write.

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 11 Aug 2022
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 11 Aug 2022
For an up-to-date list of file types that MATLAB is able to read, along with the corresponding MATLAB functions used for reading these file types, refer to the following page from the MATLAB Programming documentation:
Once familiar with the different File I/O operations, you may also want to review the following link for Methods for Importing Data:
Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 2 Mar 2020
If you mean source files written in the C programming language sure, those are usually plain text files.
If you have some other format in mind, like one of the others listed on this page, ask about that specific format.

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