There is a very nice cdf info graphic on the Wolfram Webpage (http://www.wolfram.com/cdf/uses-examples/infographics-full-example.html). I'd like to have a look at the code as I'd like to do something similar. However, they only provide the cdf. Is it possible to extract the code from this? – Thanks.

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    $\begingroup$ I have mailed and asked for the code, then the support mailed it. Don't know if this is true for this example, though. $\endgroup$
    – FredrikD
    Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 9:30
  • $\begingroup$ OK, thanks. I'll try that. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ @MockupDungeon, and what is the result of your request to Wolfram support? $\endgroup$
    – garej
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 19:12

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You can try to download the *UnderstandingEarthquakes.cdf" with a software such http://www.httrack.com/, after about three minutes you will find the *.cdf in the follow directory:


try to open "UnderstandingEarthquakes.cdf" with a program such as Notepad++.

I hope you can find the information you need.

Edit To restore full .nb, copy Notepad++ or Sublime text of .cdf to clipboard and paste it into new notebook in the Row-input mode (Ctrl-Shift-E). Go back to the notebook mode with the same combination. Then, in spite of the red error rectangle in the first row, press Shift-Enter and the desired result should appear (you may use InputForm to see its content in readable details).

  • $\begingroup$ I can download the cdf, I just can't access the code behind it. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ @MockupDungeon ok and opening the file *. Cdf with a software like Notepad++ can not find anything interesting in the code visible? $\endgroup$
    – plus91
    Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 14:44
  • $\begingroup$ You are right that I can then look into the file, however, all the commands are in their 'raw' form, which makes the code highly complex. So not really useful, although a nice workaround. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ @MockupDungeon ok at the moment I have no other ideas. If it can be useful, copying part of the code in a spreadsheet Mathematica "*.nb" .You can see it through highlighting. $\endgroup$
    – plus91
    Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 8:19

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