Computable Document—Format Documents come alive with the power of computation.

What is Computable Document Format(CDF)?

Today's online documents are like yesterday's paper—flat, lifeless, inactive. Instead, CDF puts easy-to-author interactivity at its core, empowering readers to drive content and generate results live.

Launched by Wolfram, the CDF standard is a computation-powered knowledge container—as everyday as a document, but as interactive as an app.

Adopting CDF gives ideas a broad communication pipeline—accelerating research, education, technical development, and progress.

See how CDFs transform:

"I'm quite excited about the introduction of the CDF format. It's extremely difficult for us to present our findings if we are restricted to PDF, which can only show static images, and the CDF just changes that instantly."
Daniel Zicha, Head of Light Microscopy
Cancer Research UK
"We make these fantastic internal presentations that are dynamic and interactive in our own lab notebooks, but then we can export them to CDF and we can share them with the rest of the world, particularly with investors and vendors when we want to show them particular things that we've discovered."
Brian Frezza Co-founder & Co-CEO
Emerald Therapeutics
"Wolfram technology let me compose the text and all 650 interactive figures in the same document. Even better, it creates a unique eBook that lets you actually interact with the figures on the page through dynamic computation."
Eric Schulz, Author and Instructor
Walla Walla Community College