.mat file corrupt?

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Wouter on 22 Apr 2013
Commented: Rajeev Kumar on 27 Aug 2020
But I get the following error:
Error using load
Unknown text on line number 1 of ASCII file
<some path>/MOTNL.MAT
I opened this .mat file in notepad and I saw it was created in Matlab 5.0 in 1999. So I believe this is a conversion error? So if this is the case could anyone maybe upconvert it? So I can open it with Matlab 2012a?
Wouter on 22 Apr 2013
If you are willing to do that, yes I would like that.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 22 Apr 2013
load('MOTNL.MAT', '-mat')
Remember, Linux is case-sensitive, so possibly the .MAT is throwing it off.
Rajeev Kumar
Rajeev Kumar on 27 Aug 2020
Excellent! You saved me tons of re-work!

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per isakson
per isakson on 22 Apr 2013
Edited: per isakson on 22 Apr 2013
It works here (R2012a,64bit,Windows7)
>> load('C:\Users\poi\Downloads\MOTNL.MAT')
Warning: Updating objects saved with previous MATLAB version...
Resave your MAT files to improve loading speed.
> In warning at 26
In updatewarn at 11
In ss.loadobj at 13
The data looks ok.
Delete and download the file a second time.
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Wouter on 22 Apr 2013
I tried that. Maybe it is because I am using Linux, 32bit. Maybe you could export it and upload it?

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