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Authoring and Publishing

Enter a new world where every document is instantly interactive and every concept comes with an application—all directly publishable using Wolfram CDF Player or webMathematica.

The Computable Document Format puts easy-to-author interactivity at its core, empowering readers to drive content and generate results live. CDFs are computation-powered knowledge containers for any type of information, including dynamic content, typeset inputs and outputs, 2D and 3D graphics, calculations, text, and programs.

Browse thousands of interactive applications in the Wolfram Demonstrations Project—a vibrant online publishing community
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Key Capabilities

Mathematica includes thousands of built-in functions and curated data on many topics that let you:

  • Deliver consulting solutions to your clients as applications or interactive documents
  • Generate interactive reports or slideshows that allow your colleagues, clients, or manager to explore and answer "what-if" scenarios instantly
  • Illustrate and publish electronic and print textbooks
  • Publish research papers with interactive content alongside traditional text, mathematical expressions, plots, and diagrams
  • Develop and deploy print, web, and mobile app content simultaneously
  • Typeset equations for US patents, journal articles, or textbooks
  • Develop and publish interactive courseware and tests
  • Generate customized quotes or other structured documents on the fly to instantly provide quotes to customers or answer user queries

Create reports, infographics, and textbooks with interactive visualizations and real-time computation

Create custom interfaces with a variety of control types

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Key Capabilities

Does your current tool set have these advantages?

  • Generating dynamic reports and presentations containing interactive applications
    Microsoft PowerPoint does not include interactive applications
  • Standard word processing, live mathematical expressions, and interactive applications contained in a single document
    Programs like Microsoft Word, Scientific Word, and LaTEX do not include live expressions or instant interactivity
  • Generation and insertion of 2D and 3D graphics anywhere in your document, including tables, lists, expressions, or other graphics
    Pure typesetting programs such as LaTEX require you to generate and import graphics from a different system
  • Automatic conversion of formulas written in presentation MathML or semantic MathML into interactive, evaluatable, typeset expressions
    Maple can only evaluate formulas written in semantic MathML
  • Comprehensive computing power combined with fully interactive, platform-independent documents
    Equation editors such as MathType are not platform-independent
  • A single stylesheet allows your document to have a different appearance for each purpose—for example, screen display, presentation, or slideshow

Easily build a platform that generates reports containing interactive elements with real-time data

Turn infographics into infoapps using always-current data and interactive graphics powered by live computation

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Key Capabilities

The Computable Document Format offers content creators easy-to-author interactivity and convenient deployment options. Mathematica includes thousands of built-in functions for computation, modeling, visualization, development, and deployment.

Authoring and publishing specific capabilities:

  • All elements of a project—calculations, visualizations, data, code, documentation, and even interactive applications—stay together in one document
  • Trillions of pieces of expert-level data and the world's largest collection of algorithms allow authors in a wide range of fields to instantly create subject-specific content without additional tools
  • Create once and instantly transform a document into a textbook, presentation, report, infographic, or application, then deploy to a variety of platforms
  • Full markup, cascading stylesheets, and immediate global restyling for dynamic and static content

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