Computable Document Format
|Internet media type||
|Uniform Type Identifier (UTI)||com.wolfram.cdf|
|Developed by||Wolfram Research|
|Initial release||July 21, 2011|
|Website||Computable Document Format|
Computable Document Format (CDF) is an electronic document format designed to allow easy authoring of dynamically generated interactive content. CDF is a published public format created by Wolfram Research.
Computable document format supports GUI elements such as sliders, menus and buttons. Content is updated using embedded computation in response to GUI interaction. Contents can include formatted text, tables, images, sounds and animations. CDF supports Mathematica typesetting and technical notation. Paginated layout, structured drill down layout and slide-show mode are supported. Styles can be controlled using a cascading style sheet.
CDF files can be read using a proprietary CDF Player with a restrictive license, which can be downloaded free of charge from Wolfram Research.
CDF Files can be created using Mathematica. Online authoring tools are planned.
Computable Document Format has been used in electronic books by Pearson Education, to provide the content for the Wolfram Demonstrations Project, and to add client-side interactivity to Wolfram Alpha.
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