readFlukeFile - Read measurements from a Fluke multimeter

Read a file with recorded measurements from a Fluke(TM) multimeter


Updated 1 Sep 2016

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[DATA TIME] = readFlukeFile(FILENAME), reads a CSV file with recorded measurements from a Fluke multimeter. It returns DATA (a vector of measurement values) and TIME (a vector of measurement times). The "time" of each measurement is the elapsed time in seconds since the start of the recording session.

The expected workflow is the following:
1. Configure the Fluke multimeter to record a series of measurements
2. Use FlukeViewForms (TM) to download the measurements, and export them to a CSV file
3. Use readFlukeFile to read the CSV file

[data time] = readFlukeFile('sampledata.csv');
plot(time, data);
xlabel('time in seconds');

NOTE: This entry requires FlukeViewForms (which is available with many of the Fluke models). To communicate with a Fluke 45 multimeter (which supports SCPI commands), see

Cite As

Gautam Vallabha (2023). readFlukeFile - Read measurements from a Fluke multimeter (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2007a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes

Updated license

* Updated readFlukeFiles to handle multiple empty fields at end of header rows; added 'AllowDuplicateStartTimes' flag to command line.