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Inter-process communication with MATLAB

Asked by Matthew
on 13 Jul 2012


I'm looking for a way to pass data back and forth between a MATLAB program and Java program which are running simultaneously on the same server. The data that I shall be passing is both matrices and figures. The method I'm currently using is to poll files, but this is really quite inelegant and slow.

The server is running Linux, so I guess POSIX shared memory would be a possible solution (how do you implement this in MATLAB)? I would prefer something along the lines of named pipes or ports though.

I've read some stuff along the lines of how this kind of thing can be implemented using MEX files. I've never used these, but would be interested to learn if it is indeed the best way to do it. Please could someone point me in a good direction?

With many thanks,



Walter Roberson
on 13 Jul 2012

Consider using tcp, either from the Instrument Control Toolbox or from the FEX submission "tcpudpip"


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Answer by Jan Simon
on 16 Jul 2012

Ask the FileExchange for FEX: "java tcp"?


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