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Does CDF player have any privilege over Mathematica? Is is necessary to install CDF player if you already have Mathematica desktop version installed?

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    $\begingroup$ If the CDF's are only for your use on the machine that you have Mathematica, then probably not. However, if you intend to share a CDF with someone else who only has the CDF Player, then you should install the CDF Player to test your CDF. That's because not all Mathematica features are available with the CDF Player. $\endgroup$ – JimB Oct 26 '16 at 0:01
  • $\begingroup$ This is a tricky question, I need it to test if my CDFs are working correctly on player, before I send them further. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Oct 26 '16 at 11:43
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Absolutely not. Everything CDF Player can do Mathematica can do, but then Mathematica's got a lot more as well. They are both (relatively) large files, so I would certainly recommend only have Mathematica installed. This table is fairly informative.

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