External Interfaces/API    

Importing and Exporting Data

You can use MAT-files, the data file format MATLAB uses for saving data to disk, to import data to and export data from the MATLAB environment. MAT-files provide a convenient mechanism for moving your MATLAB data between different platforms in a highly portable manner. In addition, they provide a means to import and export your data to other stand-alone MATLAB applications.
Using MAT-Files
Methods of importing and exporting MATLAB data, and MAT-file routines that enable you to do this
Examples of MAT-Files
Programs to create and read a MAT-file in C and Fortran
Compiling and Linking MAT-File Programs
Compiling and linking on Windows and UNIX

  Running the phonebook Program Using MAT-Files