NB File Type

- The quick facts

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 stands for notebook. By that, the .nb files are literally, notebook files. These files are commonly in line with software named Mathematica and can be exported to many different file formats. NB files can be converted into spreadsheet formats, raster graphics or GIS.

Mathematica is an application created to support users, especially for students and scientists in scientific and mathematical computations and analysis. The application allows the user to view an interactive document, the results of the computation and analysis processed. 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 much similar with spreadsheets in regards to its columns and rows. The data are allocated on cells and connected to each other depending on the interactive document being derived. Wolfram Research Mathematica, Wolfram Research CDF Player and any text editor can be used to open .nb files.

How to open NB files

Important: Different programs may use files with the NB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your NB file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different NB openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: September 4, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension NB

While we know of one file format using the .NB file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .NB file.

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.

MathematicaMathematicaUser submitted
Wolfram MathematicaWolfram MathematicaUser submitted
Wolfram CDF PlayerWolfram CDF PlayerUser submitted
NetBlanketNetBlanketUser submitted
Nota BeneNota BeneUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with NB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
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