Write data to MATLAB workspace
The Signal To Workspace block has been replaced by the To Workspace block in Simulink^{®}. Existing instances of the Signal To Workspace block will continue to operate. For new models, use the To Workspace block.
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The Signal To Workspace block writes data from your simulation into an array or structure in the main MATLAB^{®} workspace. You can specify a name for the workspace variable as well as whether the data is saved as an array, structure, or structure with time.
When the Save format is set to Array
or Structure
,
the dimensions of the output depend on the input dimensions and the
setting of the Save 2-D signals as parameter.
The following table summarizes the output dimensions under various
conditions. In the table, K represents the value
of the Limit data points to last parameter.
Input Signal Dimensions | Save 2-D Signals as ... | Signal To Workspace Output Dimension |
---|---|---|
M-by-N matrix | 2-D array (concatenate along first dimension) | K-by-N matrix. If
you set the Limit data points to last parameter
to |
M-by-N matrix | 3-D array (concatenate along third dimension) | M-by-N-by-K array. If
you set the Limit data points to last parameter
to |
Length-N unoriented vector | Any setting | K-by-N matrix |
N-dimensional array where N > 2 | Any setting | Array with N+1 dimensions, where the
size of the last dimension is equal to K. If you
set the Limit data points to last parameter to |
In the ex_signaltoworkspace_ref2 model,
the Signal To Workspace block receives a 2-by-4 matrix input and logs
11 frames (two samples per frame) by the end of the simulation. Because
the Save 2-D signals as parameter is set to 2-D
array (concatenate along first dimension)
, the block
concatenates the input along the first dimension to create a 22-by-4
matrix, A, in the MATLAB workspace.
The following figure illustrates the behavior of the Signal to Workspace block in this example.
In the 2-D output mode, there is no indication of where one
frame ends and another begins. To log input frames separately, set
the Save 2-D signals as parameter to 3-D
array (concatenate along third dimension)
, as shown
in Example 2.
In the ex_signaltoworkspace_ref1 model,
the input to the Signal To Workspace block is a 2-by-4 matrix. The Save
2-D signals as parameter is set to 3-D array
(concatenate along third dimension)
, so by the end of
the simulation the Signal To Workspace block logs 11 frames of data
as a 2-by-4-by-11 array, A, in the MATLAB workspace.
The following figure illustrates the behavior of the Signal to Workspace block in this example.
Specify the name of the array or structure into which the block logs the simulation data. The block creates this variable in the MATLAB workspace only after the simulation stops running. When you enter the name of an existing workspace variable, the block overwrites that variable with the simulation data.
Specify the maximum number of samples or frames the block will
save. When the simulation generates more than the specified maximum
number of samples or frames, the simulation saves only the most recently
generated data. To capture all data, set this parameter to inf
.
See the table in the Description section
for more information on how this parameter affects the dimensions
of the logged data.
Specify a positive integer d to determine
how often the block writes data to the workspace array or structure.
The block writes data to the array or structure every dth
sample. With the default decimation value of 1
,
the block writes data at every time step.
Specify the format in which to save simulation output to the workspace. You can select one of the following options:
Array
— Select this
option to save the data as an N-dimensional array. If the input signal
is an unoriented vector, the resulting workspace array is 2-D. Each
input vector is saved in a row of the output matrix, vertically concatenated
onto the previous vector. If the input signal is 2-dimensional, the
dimensions of the resulting workspace array depend on the setting
of the Save 2-D signals as parameter.
Structure
— Select
this option to save the data as a structure consisting of three fields: time
, signals
and blockName
.
In this mode, the time
field is empty, and the blockName
field
contains the name of the Signal To Workspace block. The signals
field
contains a structure with three additional fields: values
, dimensions
,
and label
. The values
field
contains the array of signal values, the dimensions
field
specifies the dimensions of the values array, and the label
field
contains the label of the input line.
Structure with time
—
This option is the same as Structure
, except
that the time
field contains a vector of simulation
time steps. This is the only output format that can be read directly
by a From Workspace block. When you select this option, the Save
2-D signals as parameter is not available. In this mode,
the block always saves 2-D input arrays as a 3-D array.
The default setting of this parameter is Array
.
Specify whether the block outputs 2-D signals as a 2-D or 3-D array in the MATLAB workspace:
2-D array (concatenate along first dimension)
—
When you select this option, the block saves an M-by-N input
signal as a (K*M)-by-N matrix,
where K*M is the total number
of samples acquired by the end of the simulation. The block vertically
concatenates each M-by-N matrix
input with the previous input to produce the 2-D output array. See Example 1: Save 2-D Signals as a 2-D Array for more information
about this mode.
3-D array (concatenate along third dimension)
—
When you select this option, the block saves an M-by-N input
signal as an M-by-N-by-K array,
where K is the number of M-by-N inputs
logged by the end of the simulation. K has an upper
bound equal to the value of the Limit data points to last parameter.
See Example 2: Save 2-D Signals as a 3-D Array for
more information about this mode.
This parameter is visible only when you set the Save
format parameter to Array
or Structure
.
When you set the Save format parameter to Structure
with time
, the block outputs the 2-D input signal as
a 3-D array.
The Inherit from input (this choice will be removed
- see release notes)
option will be removed in a future
release. See Signal To Workspace Block Changes in the DSP System
Toolbox™ Release
Notes for more information.
Select this check box to log fixed-point data to the MATLAB workspace
as a Fixed-Point
Designer™ fi
object. Otherwise,
fixed-point data is logged to the workspace as double
.
Double-precision floating point
Single-precision floating point
Fixed point (signed and unsigned)
8-, 16-, and 32-bit signed integers
8-, 16-, and 32-bit unsigned integers
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