MATLAB TCP/IP - code example
26 Jul 2006
24 Mar 2014)
MATLAB with TCP/IP - code example
% MATLAB example using TCP/IP (matlab_tcpip_example.m)
% This simple code example demonstrates how you can use MATLAB to exchange data
% with a remote application not developed in MATLAB. This code example is taken
% from a MATLAB Digest technical article written by Edward J. Mayhew from
% George Mason University. While HTTP was used as the higher-level protocol in
% this example, you can use other protocols, as was the case in the project.
% MATLAB supports TCP/IP using Instrument Control Toolbox. Requires MATLAB and
% Instrument Control Toolbox.
% Copyright 2006 - 2014 The MathWorks, Inc.
% On line 14, substitute "www.EXAMPLE_WEBSITE.com" with an actual website with
% which you wish to communicate.
% Create TCP/IP object 't'. Specify server machine and port number.
t = tcpip('www.EXAMPLE_WEBSITE.com', 80);
% Set size of receiving buffer, if needed.
set(t, 'InputBufferSize', 30000);
% Open connection to the server.
% Transmit data to the server (or a request for data from the server).
fprintf(t, 'GET /');
% Pause for the communication delay, if needed.
% Receive lines of data from server
while (get(t, 'BytesAvailable') > 0)
DataReceived = fscanf(t)
% Disconnect and clean up the server connection.