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.MAT File Extension

File Type 1MATLAB MAT-File

DeveloperThe MathWorks
3.5 (32 Votes)
CategoryData Files

What is a MAT file?

Binary data container format used by MATLAB; may include arrays, variables, functions, and other types of data; can be saved in different formats by choosing a version within the MATLAB Preferences (select General → MAT-Files).

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Level 4 MAT-Files support two-dimensional matrices and character strings, while Level 5 MAT-Files include additional support for multidimensional numeric arrays, character arrays, cell arrays, sparse arrays, objects, and structures.

MAT-files may also be used to represent audio in 64-bit floating point, 16-bit signed integer, and 8-bit unsigned integer formats.

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Programs that open MAT files
Updated 2/18/2010

File Type 23ds Max Materials File

3.1 (10 Votes)
Category3D Image Files

.MAT File Association 2

File used by 3ds Max, a 3D modeling and animation software package; stores a material, which defines the way textures and lighting are applied to a surface; can be accessed from the Material Editor component in 3ds Max.

Programs that open MAT files
Updated 3/10/2011

File Type 3Microsoft Access Table Shortcut File

3.4 (9 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files

.MAT File Association 3

Microsoft Access Table (MAT) shortcut file created by Microsoft Access, a relational database program for desktop computers; contains a shortcut to a table within an Access database; opens a relational database table without first having to open Microsoft Access.

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MAT files can be created in Access by clicking and dragging a table to the desktop.

Programs that open MAT files
Updated 1/31/2010

File Type 4V-Ray Materials File

DeveloperChaos Group
1.6 (5 Votes)
CategoryPlugin Files

.MAT File Association 4

Contains materials, or texture styles, that can be loaded into 3D design programs using the V-Ray plugin; V-Ray is a surface material generation and editing plugin developed by Chaos Group.

Programs that open MAT files
Updated 4/17/2008

File Type 5Vue Material File

DeveloperE-on Software
2.0 (4 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files

.MAT File Association 5

File created by E-on Vue software programs, which are used to create 2D and 3D visualizations as well as computer graphics materials; contains images and textures that can be applied to 3D objects; used as components, or building blocks, to create an overall Vue scene.

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E-on Vue is available in the following versions:

  • Infinite
  • xStream
  • Ozone
  • Esprit
  • Studio
  • Complete
  • Pioneer
  • Theme Packs
The Vue MetaView plug-in is also available for Mac OS X.

Programs that open MAT files
E-on Vue
E-on Vue
Updated 2/19/2010

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