Bijective inter-conversion between MATLAB structured variables and XML strings. A markup language was defined to support string representation of any MATLAB variable. Additional m-functions support import of any XML structure. The final picture: any XML --> MbML <--> MATLAB.
An open source project was started at xml4mat at sourceforge (http://xml4mat.sourceforge.net). A manuscript with detailed description, motivation and usage is available in preprint format at http://www.compscipreprints.com/comp/Preprint/jonasalmeida/20031230.1/1 .