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ARDF to Matlab

version 4.0.0 (10.7 KB) by Matthew Poss
Reads and imports Asylum Research ARDF files to Matlab structures for force curve analysis.


Updated 16 Sep 2020

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For atomic force microscopy force curve analysis within Matlab. Reads Asylum Research Data Files (.ARDF).

readARDF() reads image, note, and other data from the ARDF file into a Matlab structure.
getARDFdata() reads a single force curve or line of force curves from an ARDF file into Matlab.

These two scripts aim to keep most of the ARDF data in the ARDF file. These files are often 1 GB or larger. Why copy or convert the entirely of the file contents if you don't have to?

I have been using these files for years now. I believe I've worked out most of the bugs. They are based on my deciphering of the ARDF file protocol, which is proprietary and may change.

Cite As

Matthew Poss (2020). ARDF to Matlab (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2015b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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