[data, loader] = iLoad(file, loader, ...) imports any data into Matlab. The file formats cache and MeX files can be rebuilt/checked with iLoad force update loaders cache and check importers iLoad compile force compilation of external importers (MeX) iLoad save save the cache to the user Preferences iLoad config get the loaders list as a configuration structure iLoad formats list of all supported file formats The iLoad_ini configuration file can be loaded and saved in the Preference directory using [config, configfile] = iLoad('load config'). [config, configfile] = iLoad(config,'save config') Default supported formats include: any text based including CSV, Lotus1-2-3, SUN sound, WAV sound, AVI movie, NetCDF, FITS, XLS, BMP GIF JPEG TIFF PNG ICO images, HDF4, HDF5, MAT workspace, XML, CDF, JSON, YAML, IDL Other specialized formats include: McStas, ILL, SPEC, ISIS/SPE, INX, EDF, Mantid. SIF, MCCD/TIFF, ADSC, CBF, Analyze, NifTI, STL,PLY,OFF, CIF/CFL, EZD/CCP4, Bruker Varian and JEOL NMR formats, Bruker OPUS, LabView LVM and TDMS, Agilent and Thermo Finnigan MS, Quantum Design VMS, ENDF Compressed files are also supported, with on-the-fly extraction (zip, gz, tar, Z). Distant files are supported through e.g. URLs such as file://, ftp:// http:// and https:// File names may end with an internal anchor reference '#anchor", as used in HTML links, in which case the members matching the anchor are returned. input arguments: file: file name, or cell of file names, or any Matlab variable, or a URL or an empty string (then pops'up a file selector) loader: a function name to use as import routine, OR a structure with: loader = 'auto' (default) loader = 'gui' (asks for the format to use) loader.method = 'function name' loader.options= string of options to catenate after file name OR cell of options to use as additional arguments to the method leave it empty ('') for automatic setting. additional arguments are passed to the import routine. output variables: data: a single structure containing file data, or a cell of structures loader: the loader that was used for importation, or a cell of loaders. example: iLoad; iLoad('file'); iLoad('http://path/name'); iLoad('file.zip') iLoad('file#anchor'); See also: importdata, load, iLoad_ini, Loaders Part of: Loaders utilities (ILL library) Author: E. Farhi <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Version: Nov. 26, 2018 (c) E.Farhi, ILL. License: EUPL.