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File Type 1Computable Document Format File

DeveloperWolfram Research
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CategoryPage Layout Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Interactive document created in the Computable Document Format (CDF), a document standard developed by Wolfram Research; may contain interactive graphs and other visual materials in addition to static text and page formatting; can load visualization data on-demand from within the document file.

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CDF documents can be used for various purposes, including business presentations, journal articles, and e-learning materials such as textbooks and tutorials. The format is used by teachers, scientists, publishers, and others.

CDF files can be opened using the Wolfram CDF Player, which is a standalone application and a Web browser plug-in provided freely by Wolfram Research. The player supports Mac, Windows, Linux, and mobile platforms.

Program(s) that open .CDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Wolfram Research CDF Player
A Web browser with Wolfram CDF Player plug-in
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Wolfram Research CDF Player
A Web browser with Wolfram CDF Player plug-in
Linux LogoLinux
Wolfram Research CDF Player
A Web browser with Wolfram CDF Player plug-in
Updated 7/25/2011

File Type 2Common Data Format

DeveloperGSFC
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CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

File create in the Common Data Format (CDF), a format used for storing scalar and multidimensional data in a manner independent of the target platform and discipline; used as a scientific data storage and interchange format by various researchers and organizations and often by those in government.

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Common Data Format files can be manipulated using the CDF software toolkit provided by the Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF), a part of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The software is cross-platform.

The Common Data Format is supported with interfaces to programming languages such as C, Fortran, C#, Perl, Java. It is also supported by commercial software packages such as MathWorks MATLAB, ITT Visual Information Solutions' Interactive Display Language (IDL), and Weisang FlexPro.

The CDF format has been adopted as a standard format by organizations such as the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) project and the Central Data Handling Facilities (CDHF) project, a scientific data processing entity.

NOTE: The CDF format differs from the NetCDF format, which is based on CDF but uses slightly different conventions. Sometimes NetCDF files use the ".cdf" extension, but the format is incompatible.

Program(s) that open .CDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
GSFC CDF software
The MathWorks MATLAB with CDF Patch
Weisang FlexPro
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
GSFC CDF software
Linux LogoLinux
GSFC CDF software
ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor
Updated 1/6/2012

File Type 3Affymetrix Chip Definition File

DeveloperAffymetrix
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CategoryData Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Library file used by Affymetrix DNA microarray analysis software; specifies the layout of a "GeneChip" array and contains the definition of the data stored in an Affymetrix .CEL file; used for understanding and analyzing CEL data.

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A GeneChip is a physical chip containing DNA microarray biological data. GeneChips are manufactured by Affymetrix.

Program(s) that open .CDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Affymetrix Tiling Analysis Software
VSN GenStat
RMAExpress
dChip
Updated 5/18/2011

File Type 4CryENGINE Character Definition File

DeveloperCrytek
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CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

File created by the CryENGINE SDK, a program suite used for building games for PC and console platforms; saves a reference to the character file (.CHR or .CGF) as well as attachments; used in the process of constructing virtual characters for the target game.

Program(s) that open .CDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Crytek CryENGINE SDK
Updated 8/9/2012

File Type 5NetCDF Format File

DeveloperNetCDF
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CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Data file created in NetCDF's Common Data Form format, which is based on the standard Common Data Format (CDF) but differs in several ways and therefore is not compatible; used for storing scientific data in a manner independent of the platform and discipline for which it is used; more commonly uses the .NC file extension.

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NOTE: NcView only runs on Windows under Cygwin and if you compile from source manually.

Program(s) that open .CDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Unidata netCDF
NcView
Linux LogoLinux
NcView
Updated 1/6/2012

File Type 6Nominal Small Business Accounting Company Data File

DeveloperbsmArt Consulting
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CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Accounting data file created by Nominal Small Business Accounting, an application used to track company finances; contains accounts, purchase and sale items, exchange terms, payment methods, tax codes, and employee payroll information for a company.

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CDF files can be used for storing all accounting information for a small-sized business.

Program(s) that open .CDF files
Updated 8/23/2010

File Type 7Content Definition File

DeveloperECMG
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CategoryData Files
FormatXML

XML

This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

Definition

XML-based data format designed for storing and sharing abstract Enterprise Content Management (ECM) content and metadata; can be used to exchange content across repositories and organizations.

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The CDF format was originally defined as part of the Content Transformation Services (CTS) framework by the Enterprise Content Management Group (ECMG).

Program(s) that open .CDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
ECMG FileMatica
Updated 8/7/2015

File Type 8Channel Definition Format

DeveloperN/A
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CategoryWeb Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Format used by Web publishers to offer frequently updated information as "channels;" distributed from a Web server to computers with compatible Web browser software installed.

Program(s) that open .CDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Netscape Navigator with Netcaster support
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Netscape Navigator with Netcaster support
Updated 6/13/2009