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Creating Tecplot Format Files From MATLAB Data

Often, the hardest challenge to any project is getting your data into the correct file format and program. This script exemplifies how to create Tecplot format files from MATLAB data imported from simple text files. Included in the file are resources and links to where to find more information.

For this example, open source data from the University of Washington aeronautics senior design wind tunnel test was used as sample input data. The script then writes the data into two different Tecplot file formats, ASCII/.dat and binary/.plt. In addition, it creates a basic macro to load and save plots as .png images.

MATLAB Data to Tecplot Files

Download the MATLAB to Tecplot Files

Additional Resources on Tecplot File Format

Devon Simpson
Blog contributed by Devon Simpson
Technical Product Engineer
Tecplot, Inc.