# Matlab figure

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== Identification == | == Identification == | ||

− | Since MATLAB Fig is just a special case of the Level 5 [[ | + | Since MATLAB Fig is just a special case of the Level 5 [[MAT]] format, these files can be identified by the same pattern, which is the text string <code>MATLAB 5.0 MAT-file</code> which occurs at the start of the file. |

== Sample files == | == Sample files == |

## Revision as of 17:08, 27 October 2014

**MATLAB Fig** is a format used by Mathworks' Matlab for storing figures. The format is a variation on Matlab's MAT level 5 format.

This is a proprietary, binary format that appears to be fully supported only by Matlab. It is also used by some Elsevier journals through the ScienceDirect website.

## Identification

Since MATLAB Fig is just a special case of the Level 5 MAT format, these files can be identified by the same pattern, which is the text string `MATLAB 5.0 MAT-file`

which occurs at the start of the file.

## Sample files

Fig files on Mathworks fileexchange