Contributor - ROOT
Such an interface has been already realised for Matlab. See at http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/loadFile.do?objectId=21633&objectType=file This interface allows for reading root files and writing root files.
Root can be found at http://root.cern.ch. Root is a C++ framework which comes with a C++ interpreter and a lot of simple classes dedicated to physicist (Qt, Sql, htl, etc.). This framework is used by a worldwide community of physicist and is dedicated to data analysis around LHS experiments.