.NB File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .NB file extension:

  1. Mathematica Notebook
  2. Nota Bene File

1. Mathematica Notebook

Mathematica Notebook

An NB file is a structured document created by Mathematica, an application used for mathematical and scientific computation. It contains text, images, audio, functions, and interactive user interface elements. NB files allow mathematical results to be viewed in an interactive document.

Notebook files are saved in a plain text format. Their data is arranged in cells, similar to a standard spreadsheet. Notebooks can be exported to many different file formats, including raster graphic, GIS, compressed, and spreadsheet formats.

NOTE: The "DefaultStyles.nb" file is used as the default style sheet for new notebooks. Notebooks can be opened using the NotebookOpen command within a Mathematica function.

Software's name License Platforms
Any text editor Any text editor AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindowsWindows Phone
Wolfram Research CDF Player Wolfram Research CDF Player Free LinuxMacWindows
Wolfram Research Mathematica Wolfram Research Mathematica Commercial LinuxMacWindows

Updated: September 8, 2016

2. Nota Bene File

Nota Bene File
  • Developer Nota Bene
  • Popularity
    2.9 (8 votes)
  • Category Text Files
  • Format Binary

File created by Nota Bene, a word processor for academic research and writing; contains formatted text, bibliography references, images, symbols, etc.; used for academic writing purposes such as theses and research papers.

To create a NB file:

  1. Open the Nota Bene application, select File → Save As... or click the "Save As" arrow icon on the left pane of the Nota Bene window.
  2. Choose the save location of your file and name it. The "Save as type" default creates the NB file, click Save.
Software's name License Platforms
Nota Bene   —  Discontinued Nota Bene  —  Discontinued Paid Windows

Updated: August 4, 2013

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