What are NB files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a NB file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a NB file?
NB files have multiple uses, and Mathematica Notebook is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
NB stands for notebook, and these files are notebook files. Mathematica is an application created to support users, especially students and scientists, in scientific and mathematical computations and analysis.
Matematica allows users to view an interactive document, the results of the computation and analysis process. An interactive document usually consists of interactive user interface elements, pictures, text and its values, sounds and audio, and various functions. These interactive documents are also saved in .nb file format.
Notebook files are very similar to spreadsheets regarding their columns and rows.
How to open NB files
We have identified one NB opener that is compatible with this specific type of NB file.
Programs that open Mathematica Notebook files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .NB
While Mathematica Notebook is a popular type of NB-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .NB file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
We know that one NB format is WordPerfect Notebook. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested four different NB openers which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of NB files. Remember, different programs may use NB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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