abfload imports data in the Axon abf format (three different recording modes).


Updated 17 Jun 2011

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abfload imports data in the Axon abf format. Data may have been acquired in the following modes:

(1) event-driven variable-length
(2) event-driven fixed-length
(3) gap-free

The major output variable d may be a 2D array, a 3D array or a cell array, depending on the recording mode. Information about scaling, the time base (that is, the sampling frequency), and the number of channels and episodes is extracted from the header of the abf file. For details, see help text of abfload.
** PLEASE NOTE: abfload can only deal with abf versions <2 (files acquired with pclamp versions <10). Use abf2load (see below) for all abf versions including the new ones.

Cite As

Harald Hentschke (2023). abfload (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/6190-abfload), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R13SP1
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired: fcollman/abfload, cengique/pandora-matlab

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Version Published Release Notes

- minor bug fix (in exceedingly rare cases an error resulted reading gap-free data, namely when division of the number of points by 'chunkPtsPerChan' left no remainder)
- the help (H1) now informs on the limitation of the code to abf versions < 2.0

BSD license added, all else is the same.