Collect and plot data from a TCPIP server in real time

Obtain real time data from a TCPIP object using Instrument Control Toolbox and visualize it live.
Updated 1 Sep 2016

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This example demonstrates how to automatically read a set number of data bytes as and when they are available. This MATLAB® script also generates a real time plot of streaming data collected from the TCPIP server.
The script may be updated to use any instrument/device/TCPIP server to collect real time data. You may need to update the IP address and port.

To generate a report of this entire script, you may use the PUBLISH command at the MATLAB® command line as follows:


Cite As

Ankit Desai (2024). Collect and plot data from a TCPIP server in real time (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2009b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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