.MAT File Extension

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Having trouble opening .mat extension? Don't panic! This page explains what mat files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open mat files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a MAT file?

Mat file extension has MATLAB MAT-File file type, developed by The MathWorks, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Typically applied by MATLAB, the file contains such data as variables, arrays, functions, etc. It allows representing audio in 64-bit floating point, 16-bit signed integer, and 8-bit unsigned integer formats as well.
Level 4 MAT-Files work with 2D matrices and character strings. Level 5 MAT-Files support multidimensional numeric arrays, cell arrays, structures, objects, etc. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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Data Files

How to open MAT file?

Double click the mat file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .mat extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the mat extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the mat file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open MAT files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the mat file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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