.mat

File Type 1 Generic IconMicrosoft Access Table Shortcut File
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Table created within an Access database.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Access

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Generic IconV-Ray Materials File
File Format Proprietary (Chaos Group)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

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.

Open With
Windows

IconAutodesk 3ds Max with Chaos Group V-Ray plugin

IconAutodesk Maya with Chaos Group V-Ray plugin

IconCaligari trueSpace7 with Chaos Group V-Ray ...

macOS

IconMAXON CINEMA 4D with Chaos Group V-Ray plugin

IconAutodesk Maya with Chaos Group V-Ray plugin

Updated 2007
File Type 3 Generic IconMATLAB MAT-File
File Format Proprietary (The MathWorks)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

The MAT-file format is used by MATLAB to store binary data. MAT-files often contain variables that can be imported into programs, but they may also store arrays, functions, and other data.

MAT-files are can be saved in different formats, including Level 4 and Level 5. The Level 4 format only supports character strings and two-dimensional matrices. The Level 5 format also supports multidimensional numeric arrays, objects, and structures.

Info About The MathWorks MATLAB

MATLAB is an advanced mathematics program used for developing algorithms, analyzing data, and visualizing mathematical functions. It includes its own high-level technical computing language that can be used to write programs and enter commands. MATLAB is designed to enable users to solve computing problems faster than with traditional programming languages.

Open With
Windows

IconThe MathWorks MATLAB

macOS

IconThe MathWorks MATLAB

Updated February 19, 2010
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