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Does there exist a .mat-to-LabVIEW converter?

I need to be able to read from and write to .mat files from within LabVIEW. The .mat file format is what Matlab uses to store arrays. I have found that The Math Works offers a C library with functions for accessing .mat files. I suppose I can use this library to create a .dll (or use CINs). Is there a software utility currently available to do this?
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> I need to be able to read from and write to .mat files from within
> LabVIEW. The .mat file format is what Matlab uses to store arrays. I
> have found that The Math Works offers a C library with functions for
> accessing .mat files. I suppose I can use this library to create a
> dll (or use CINs). Is there a software utility currently available
> to do this?

This isn't a convertor, but you can reuse Matlab from within LV. LV5.1
I think, added the script node. You can type in or popup and import
matlab scripts. At runtime, the script contacts a Matlab EXE to have
the computations performed and to return the results into LV.

Greg McKaskle
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If you go to www.ni.com and do a search for:
+".mat" +labview
you should find the utility you are looking for.

Chris_Mitchell
Product Development Engineer
Certified LabVIEW Architect

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It's the one that you mentioned ... and you can find
- description of those C functions
[http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/techdoc/apiref/apiref.shtml]
- how to download and compile (it will be a little bit different if you want to use CIN)
[http://www.mathworks.com/support/solutions/data/8757.shtml]
- MAT-file format if you want to develop your own LabVIEW utility to do the job
[http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/pdf_doc/matlab/matfile_format.pdf]
good luck!
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