|name.m||Mathematica language source file|
|name.nb||Mathematica notebook file|
|name.ma||Mathematica notebook file from before Version 3|
|name.mx||Mathematica expression dump|
|name.exe||MathLink executable program|
|name.tm||MathLink template file|
|name.ml||MathLink stream file|
Most files used by Mathematica are completely system independent. .mx and .exe files are however system dependent. For these files, there is a convention that bundles of versions for different computer systems have names with forms such as name/$SystemID/name.
For names of the form the following further translations are done in Get and related functions:
In Install, is taken to refer to a file or directory named name.exe.
|CharacterEncoding||Automatic||encoding to use for special characters|
|BinaryFormat||False||whether to treat the file as being in binary format|
|FormatType||InputForm||default format for expressions|
|PageWidth||78||number of characters per line|
|TotalWidth||Infinity||maximum number of characters in a single expression|