.MX File Extension

Mathematica Serialized Package File

The .mx file extension refers to the Mathematica Serialized Package format developed by Wolfram Research. Mathematica Serialized Packages store computation and visualization expressions. .mx files can...

General Information

Title MX File Extension
Extension .mx
Full Form Mathematica Serialized Package File
File Type Data File
Developer Wolfram Research
MIME Type application/vnd.wolfram.mathematica.package

File Function

Primary Function Store data
Additional Functions Serialization, Exchange data
Features High-speed, Platform-independent

File Characteristics

Quality Binary efficiency
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Limited

Use Cases

Data Analysis Yes
Scientific Research Yes
Data Storage Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code execution
Best Practices Validate source

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Mid-1980s
Latest Version Related to Mathematica versions

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .nb, .cdf, .m

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Wolfram Mathematica Commercial Windows, Mac, Linux
Wolfram CDF Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux