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CDF Software Download

Access to the latest official CDF software release and documentation is available at Below is a listing of the various platforms and operating systems supported by CDF:

  • DEC Alpha/OSF1 & OpenVMS
  • DECstation/ULTRIX & VMS
  • HP 9000 series/HP-UX
  • PC Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10, Linux, Solaris, Cygwin, MinGW & QN X
  • IBM RS600 series/AIX
  • Macintosh OS X 10.3 or a later version
  • NeXT/Mach
  • SGI Iris, Power series and Indigo/IRIX
  • Sun/SunOS & SOLARIS
The above systems are fully supported for CDF 2.5, 2.6, and 2.7. CDF 3.0 or later is supported on all the platforms listed above except for the IBM AIX, HP-UX, and SGI Irix operating systems (due to lack of interest and hardware). If you need to run CDF 3.0 or later on these operating systems, please contact Please note that the most recent updates and maintenance may only go into the latest release version. Contact the cdfsupport office for any special requests.