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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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 ...