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.CUB File Extension

File Type 1Analysis Services Cube File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.7 (3 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is a CUB file?

Data file created by Analysis Services, a component of Microsoft SQL Server; stores a "cube," which is a collection of structured data exported from a data source; includes the data schema as well as the data itself; often used for performing Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) analysis.

More Information

Analysis Services cubes can be accessed from a live source using SQL Server's PivotTable Service component. Cube files can also be used for offline analysis in Microsoft Excel. For example, OLAP cubes generated from Analysis Services can be opened and analyzed in Excel and saved as offline cube files.

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Programs that open CUB files
Windows
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Updated 4/5/2011

File Type 2ISIS Cube File

DeveloperUSGS
Popularity
3.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryGIS Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

.CUB File Association 2

GIS image file created by ISIS (Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers), a software package used for processing satellite imagery from NASA planetary missions; stores a cube, which is a three-dimensional image containing axes for "samples," "lines," and "bands".

More Information

ISIS cube files are used for image processing and for generating geological surface images for the earth.

NOTE: ISIS was developed by USGS (U.S. Geological Survey).

Programs that open CUB files
Linux
USGS ISIS
Updated 4/5/2011

File Type 3Gaussian Cube File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.0 (1 Vote)
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.

.CUB File Association 3

Gaussian cube format created by the cubegen and cubman programs included with the Gaussian distribution; stores volumetric properties, such as the number of atoms, X-, Y-, and Z-coordinates of origin grid points.

More Information

Gaussian is an electronic structure program used to calculate volumetric properties such as electron densities and electrostatic potential. Besides the ".cub" extension, the application uses the more common ".cube" file extension to save data in the Cube format.

Programs that open CUB files
Windows
NWChem
Avogadro
Mac
NWChem
Avogadro
Linux
NWChem
Avogadro
Updated 11/6/2015

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