U8READ and U8WRITE are similar to the built-in functions FREAD and FWRITE except that they transfer data from and to a MATLAB uint8 matrix instead of a file.
A format (precision) argument controls the translation between MATLAB variables and the bytes stored in the uint8 matrix. Mixed precisions within a single call are supported. Big or little endian byte ordering can be specified.
These files are useful for formatting data for external devices (e.g. GPIB and serial ports) and for translating complex binary files (e.g. digital maps).
MEX-files for MacOS, MacOS X and PCWin are included plus source.