There are 12 other file types using
the CDF file extension!

empty icon.cdf - Comma Delimited Data Format

empty icon.cdf - Cyberspace Description Format

empty icon.cdf - InstallShield components definition

empty icon.cdf - Microsoft Channel Definition Format

cdf icon.cdf - Nominal Small Business Accounting Software company data

empty icon.cdf - MicroSim PCBoard component description

empty icon.cdf - Xilinx Integrated Software environment chain description file

empty icon.cdf - Computable Document Format

empty icon.cdf - Content definition data

empty icon.cdf - GSFC Common Data Format

empty icon.cdf - Affymetrix chip definition data

empty icon.cdf - CryENGINE character definition

CDF file extension - Unidata Network Common Data form

What is cdf file? How to open cdf files?

File type specification:

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

The cdf file extension was also in the past used for Network Common Data Form (NtCDF) format until it was replaced by nc extension.

NetCDF (network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data.

The cdf files are spectral data files stored in the AIA/ANDI FT-IR data format that can be submitted for searching provided they conform to the V1.1.3 of the AIA/ANDI FT-IR Data Interchange specification.

The recommended extension for netCDF files was changed from CDF to nc file extension in 1994 in order to avoid a clash with the NASA cdf file extension, and now it also avoids confusion with "Channel Definition Format" files.

MIME types:

This cdf file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open cdf file:

netCDF picture or screenshot

Unidata Program Center logonetCDF  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Unidata Program Center

netCDF is a set of interfaces and C, C++, Fortran, Java  libraries for array-oriented data access. The netCDF libraries support a machine-independent format for representing scientific data.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.cdf files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .cdf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cdf file, edit cdf file, convert cdf file, view cdf file, play cdf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cdf file - Unidata Network Common Data form

Click on the software link for more information about netCDF. netCDF uses cdf file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

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