> I am looking for information here on the MathWorks website about the
> changes between MATLAB 6 and MATLAB 7. Specifically, I am looking for
> information about changes in the handling of .mat files.
> For example if I have a mat-file: example.mat located in the MATLAB
> current directory.
> In MATLAB 7 I can load this data-file into the MATLAB workspace with:
>>> load example
> And it loads fine.
> If I type the above load command in MATLAB 6 I get and error.
> Is there anything that provides the technical information for this?
I don't know if they still have the release notes for R14, but your problem is
due to the fact that by default R14 uses compression and handles character
arrays differently. On R14, use save -v6 for backward compatibility to Matlab
6. This information is in the help save on R14.