Import MAT-Files into MATLAB
After logging is complete, you can open MAT-files in MATLAB®, and use them for further analysis. Since the data points are stored in MAT files, you can directly open the files in MATLAB without converting them into any other format.
In your target hardware, go to the location specified in Simulation > Model Configuration Parameters > Hardware Implementation > Target hardware resources > Build options > Build directory. The default location where the MAT-files are saved is
The files are named as <
.mat. The name of your Simulink® model is
runnumberis the number of times the model is run.
1and is incremented by one for every successive run.
indexnumberis the MAT-file number in a run.
1and is incremented by one for every new file that is created in the same run.
Suppose that the name of the model is
sdcard. In the first run, Simulink creates
sdcard_1_1.matfile and starts logging data in this file. After the logging in the first file is completed, Simulink creates
sdcard_1_2.matfile and continues logging data in this file. Likewise, the logging continues in multiple MAT-files until the Simulation stop time is elapsed. If the same model is run again, the new files are named as
sdcard_2_2.mat, and so on.
Data loss occurs when:
The total file size exceeds the available SD card storage capacity.
The signal logging rate is faster than the SD card writing speed.
Create a raspberrypi object. In the MATLAB command window, type this command.
r = raspberrypi(<IPaddress>,<username>,<password>)
The parameters specified in this command must match the board parameters specified in Simulation > Model Configuration Parameters > Hardware Implementation > Hardware board settings > Target hardware resources > Board Parameters.
To copy a MAT-file from the target hardware to the computer, use the
rspecifies the raspberrypi object and
modelnamespecifies the path and name of the file on the target hardware.
To copy all the MAT-files from the target hardware to the computer specify
*copies all the files having names that start with
<modelname>and ends with
After copying the files to the computer, you can use them like conventional MAT-files. For example, you can load and plot data points using the
plotcommands in the MATLAB command window.