Below is an example of how to view binary data with MATLAB. The steps presented here, in addition to further processing steps, can be found on Example of how to analyze RES data from Uwashington RES system using Matlab.
>> read410 (read in the DAT file)
Enter file name: 0032006.DAT
Bike Wheel Diameter in meters? (0.5)
Using Bike Wheel Diameter of 0.500000 meters
How Many Magnets on Bike Wheel? (1)
Using 1.000000 magnet on Bike Wheel
Trigger pos (fraction of total record) (0.1)
Read 629 records.
>> save 0032006.dat
Name Size Bytes Class
Averages 1x629 5032 double array
Bike_Count 1x629 5032 double array
Hpos 1x629 5032 double array
Pressure 1x629 5032 double array
TEK 1x1 8 double array
Xinc 1x629 5032 double array
Yinc 1x629 5032 double array
ans 1x1 8 double array
data 1000x629 5032000 double array
dday 1x629 5032 double array
time 1000x1 8000 double array
Grand total is 634405 elements using 5075240 bytes
Averages: number of stacks in each record
Bike_Count: number of magnet clicks
Hpos: calculated array giving horizontal displacement (m) for the profile
Pressure: digitized pressure record relative to first measurement in bits. Needs to be multiplied by -0.1078 meters/bit
Xinc: Volts/bit for converting values (not normally useful)
Yinc: Seconds/sample - used for calculating associated time array and for calculating filter parameters.
data: matrix of the records. Each column is a complete waveform. In this case there are 494 records of 1000 samples length.
dday: decimal day of year (time) each record was acquired.
time: calculated travel time array for plotting and calculating purposes.
>> plot(time,data);axis([-1e-6 19e-6 0 1024]);