There are 12 other file types using
the CDF file extension!
.cdf - Comma Delimited Data Format
.cdf - Cyberspace Description Format
.cdf - InstallShield components definition file
.cdf - Microsoft Channel Definition Format
.cdf - Nominal Small Business Accounting Software company data file
.cdf - MicroSim PCBoard component description file
.cdf - Xilinx Integrated Software environment chain description file
.cdf - Computable Document Format
.cdf - Content definition file
.cdf - GSFC Common Data Format
.cdf - Affymetrix chip definition file
.cdf - CryENGINE character definition file
CDF file extension - Unidata Network Common Data form file
What is cdf file? How to open cdf files?
File type specification:
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.
The default software associated to cdf file type:
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.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .cdf file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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 File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others cdf file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cdf file - Unidata Network Common Data form file
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.).