Questions on the Computable Document Format (CDF) that allows Mathematica notebooks to be embedded within media for easy viewing and manipulation. Do not use this tag for questions on cumulative distribution functions.

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Can Wolfram System Modeler models be published in CDFs?

Is it possible to publish or distribute Models generated with WSM in CDF format (to interested people that do not have Mathematica and/or WSM)
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A good way to manage code in a complicated CDF?

When doing complicated programming in a Mma notebook I define several functions that I use in my higher level funtions, and I use a "Subsection" cell for each definition. For example I might write: ...
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Guides for programming CDFs

Are there any tutorials for programming high-quality CDFs, like the interactive calculus textbook presented at wolfram.com? Mathematica's Help is extremely impressive but it really does not help much ...
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Using non-Graphics primitives when exporting to .cdf

I'm trying to embed a "Manipulate" applet I've created into a webpage by embedding a .cdf. I'm running into a problem with displaying outputs from functions I've written. Here is a simpler example ...
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How can I create CDF applications which adjust their screen dimensions based on the end-user's display configuration?

I am trying to make a CDF application that takes the user's system information (screen information) and adjusts the size of the application to give a seamless experience over different screens with ...
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Not able to load the package in CDF

I am facing a problem in loading the package. My code is working in Mathematica but after deploying it into CDF, it is unable to ...
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Controlling CDF window size

I want to ask how can I control the CDF WindowSize in such a way that the end user can minimise its size upto some extent only. ...
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Docked Cell lesson chooser

I have a question about creating a docked cell that will let me choose files. This is just as much a "design" question as a Mathematica question. I'm a math teacher and I want to bundle a bunch of ...
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How to wrap this dynamic code inside a Manipulate?

My goal is to set up a Ising-type simulation, where many fast simulation steps are done in the background, and a visualization of the current state is displayed as the simulation evolves, being ...
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How can I make CDF which uses user defined function

I have a user defined function which is called many times in the code. I want to ask that when I am deploying the code toCDF, I need to define that user defined ...
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How to clear variables in a manipulate without enabling dynamic content?

I have a series of variables that will plot the number of straight segments along a curve, thanks to the help from here on one of my previous questions. I can create a working Manipulate command from ...
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Simulating CoordinatesToolOptions (for CDF) & the Inflexibility of MousePosition

I got two lists of equal lengths, which I show in two ListPlots, arranged in a Column or ...
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How to switch between different CDFs in CDF Player?

I recently got a Mac. It has CDF Player, but not Mathematica. How do I get CDF Player to switch between different CDFs on OS X Lion? Edit I forgot to mention that I want to know how to switch ...
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Can JavaScript query the actually used dimensions of an HTML embedded CDF?

I have an HTML embedded CDF on my website. The size that is actually being used up by the single manipulate in the CDF changes when you use the CDF; you can make more sliders appear, and then it will ...
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Open data file from CDFPlayer?

Using a CDF program running in CDF Player, is it possible to use a system dialog box, or even just an Import statement such as Import["*.CSV"], to import data from a text or comma separated file on a ...
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How to enable-dynamics on CDF's on web?

Went through the wizard to export cdf /w embed code: The positions and sizing are correct, but there's no interactive side to it: data I'm using: ...
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How to remove scroll bars from embedded CDF

I am using the deploy command to embed a CDF file in an HTML page. I am using the annoying but currently necessary fullscreen:'true' trick to reveal the "Enable ...
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How can I deploy only the output in Player Pro

I want to know how can I see only the output when I deploy the Mathematica notebook in Player Pro as in ...
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Can't run 2 CDF documents at a time on a Windows computer

I've rolled out a few CDF's to end users. See earlier posts: suppress message and which player platform. Now, an end user reports that they can't open more than one CDF document at a time. The ...
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how to deploy notebook into player pro

I want to ask how can I deployMathematica notebook into player pro. I know that online conversion to Mathematica player pro is ...
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In a CDF can I suppress or avoid “This file contains potentially unsafe dynamic content…”

I created a CDF to distribute to a single trusted user who both knows and trusts me and everything I make for them. I downloaded the CDF player and the CDF to one of their computers. The CDF works ...
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CDF, Player, PlayerPro, or something else?

I have a notebook, which contains a dozen or so custom functions all leading to the production of a simple static report, something like this: I want to distribute this to a single user who will ...
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How can I change the CDF which imports the data and uses it, without execution of code

I am making an application which first imports the data from the Excel file and then uses it in the deployment of a CDF. But is it possible to change the data of the Excel file and see its ...
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$RecursionLimit::reclim: Recursion depth of 256 exceeded. >> error in CDF deployment

When I am executing this code in notebook, there is no error but when I am deploying it in CDF, this error is coming. $RecursionLimit::reclim: Recursion depth of 256 exceeded. >> The code is ...
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ListInterpolation causing .cdf security problems?

I've made a simple .cdf that makes a function from a list of data I've provided in table form (using ListInterpolation) and ...
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When to make (file.nb) instead of (file.cdf)?

I started with File > New > FreeCDF so I can save my work in a format compatible with the CDF Player. I can use Mathematica to make new cells, evaluate input and so in the CDF file. What are the ...
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how to use button in place of checkbox

I am novice to Mathematica and want to ask how can I use Button in place of Checkboxes. I have used 4 ...
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Automatically check student answers in tests

I am a physics teacher and I am looking for a way to create homework assignments within Mathematica so that each problem has an input field that students can use to check their answers. For example, ...
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MathLink and CDF

So far I have read that some things are not supported in CDFs. Istvan-zachar mentioned very useful things in his post. Unfortunately he mentioned that MathLink operations, including J/Link and ...
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Mathematica Source-Code Control for CDF files in multi-user scenario

Q: I'm putting together a strategy on how its best to maintain cdf documents with multiple users in a source code repository. Ideally I wish for users to create (unit tested) cdf's with data and ...
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Using Mathematica or WebMathematica to develop interactive, crowdsourced timeline visualizations

I aim to develop a series of timeline ZUI visualizations which will display a set of events similar to Wolfram's own Timeline of Computable Knowledge, but that can also handle crowdsourced uploading ...
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CDF file posted in WordPress won't run

I just installed Mathematica 8.0.4.0, which has a CDF Deployment Wizard. This is supposed to make it easy to post a CDF file on a WordPress blog. I tried it, and it indeed was easy; the problem is ...
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Trouble with CDF on Mac OSX

My problem seems to be very strange. I've created a CDF file and am trying to upload it to a Google site, and I've been almost completely successful! My only problem is that I cannot correctly ...
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Exporting a CDF to HTML

I'm using Mathematica for Students on a Mac. How do I export a CDF document to HTML? According to the Wolfram website I should click on ...
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Create a CDF file with a plot that cannot be edited by double-clicking

I have created a CDF file that contains a Manipulate object with a plot. I intend to embed the file in a web site, so that users can use interactive sliders to ...
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Understanding CDF

Update Since more and more issues are revealed as I venture deeper into the world of CDF, I decided to make this thread more general and hopefully more useful. I know posted my findings as an answer, ...
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How to embed “Share content” button into a CDF?

I want to have a button present in a CDF that, when pressed, shares some content material e.g. via Facebook. Is it possible or would the restrictions of the CDF format prevent anything from happening? ...
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CDF plug-in and animation controls

I've read through all the Q and A on the CDF plug-in and still am puzzled. I've managed to create some webpages with CDF content, it's working fine except when you reveal the animation menu and use ...
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CDF and personalized style

I recently created a custom stylesheet. I then created a notebook with the new style, confirmed that the notebook had adopted the style, and then saved a copy in CDF. But when I opened the CDF in ...
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Can CDF file embedded in a web page receive external parameters?

I know that I can embed a CDF file inside a web page by using: The embed tag. An object tag with an embed tag inside (better than 1). Using the JavaScript provided by Wolfram (better than 2). My ...
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CDF and MediaWiki

Recently there was a handful of CDF embedding-related topics. However I would like to ask whether anyone has succeeded in embedding CDF into MediaWiki page? I've attempted to do so with the Widget ...
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Too much vertical space in a CDF file

When I prepare a CDF file to be included into a web page, far too much blank vertical space is left over the pane. Is there a command to reduce that? This is illustrated by the files SimpleDemos.nb ...
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Deploying Mathematica Content Online

I have the following program at home, which draws on a batch of pre-processed files (that are word frequency text files, compiled using ToLowerCase, ...
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How can I share objects with dynamic content with non-Mathematica users?

Often when I construct some cool Manipulate[] function, I would like to share it with others—non-Mathematica users. Some software, notably Cinderella, ...
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What are the exact guidelines for what is allowed in a CDF?

I have read the guidelines published by Wolfram (these are restricted: non-numeric input fields, dialog windows, and data import and export) but I have a CDF that seems simple enough and seems to ...
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How can I embed a Manipulate (or other interactive graphics) in my website using CDF?

The new CDF (computable document format) lets you embed a Manipulate or other interactive graphics on your website, and users can play around with your little ...