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Matio is a library which allows reading and writing matrices in MATLAB MAT format. It is an open source development released under a BSD license.

Compiling and linking agaisnt Matio

  • module load matio

Load the matio module and use the standard compiler wrappers cc, CC, or ftn in the usual way. The appropriate header files and libraries will be included automatically via the compiler wrappers.

The matio module set the PATH variable so that the stand-alone utility matdump can be used. The module also defines MATIO_PATH which gives the root of the installation if this is needed.

Version history

  • Module matio/1.5.18 installed January 2021

Compiling your own version

A version of Matio as currently installed on Archer2 can be compiled using the script avaailable from the Archer2 github repository:

$ git clone
$ cd pe-scripts
$ git checkout cse-develop
$ ./sh/tpsl/ --prefix=/path/to/install/location
where --prefix defines the location of the installation.


Matio github repository