CDF: Computable Document Format


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What’s this?

A new, PDF-like format from the folks at Wolfram Research which aims to make electronic documents more interactive. CDF allows easy authoring and embedding of the sort of elements one typically encounters on the Web but never encounters in PDFs: tabbed content displays, dynamically updated information, manipulable three-dimensional graphics, etc. More information here.


One Comment

  1. I don’t want to sound like a dick, but in what version of 2011 is this a good idea? From Apple’s perspective this is A New Kind Of Flash. It’s never going on be on iOS.

    Maybe I am naive, but it seems like there are two choices: 1) Make HTML5+JS better; 2) Make native apps.

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