Why Use the Computable Document Format (CDF)?
CDF offers content creators easy-to-author interactivity and convenient deployment options—empowering their readers to drive content and generate results live.
Key Advantages of CDF:
Broader communication pipeline: Create content as everyday as a document, but as interactive
as an app.
Built-in computation: Let the reader drive new discovery—live.
Easy-to-author interactivity: Use automated functions and plain English input instead of specialist programming skills for a wide range of applications.
Deployment flexibility: Create once—deploy as slide shows, reports, books, applications, and web objects.
Integrated knowledge: Access specialized algorithms, data, and visualizations for hundreds of subjects.
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"Providing a customer with an interactive data viewer is much more effective than static graphs in a PowerPoint presentation."
Steven R. Stuve, Senior R&D Engineer, Hamlin Electronics
"Because I can change parameters on the fly, rerun models, and present results, CDF documents liberate me from the confines of static depictions of models."
Seth J. Chandler, Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
"After using the Briggs/Cochran Calculus ebook that uses CDF technology, many faculty members have told us, 'This is how calculus should be taught.' [It] has exceeded our expectations and won several industry awards."
Bill Hoffmann, Executive Editor, Pearson
"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
"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
"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