Integration with Wolfram|Alpha
Free-Form Linguistic Input
Mathematica 8 pioneers free-form linguistic input, allowing users to enter plain English and get immediate results and the Mathematica input for further exploration—without the need for syntax. It is a breakthrough in usability that makes many programming and development tasks as easy as entering a query in English.
Mathematica 8 is the start of this initiative—ongoing improvements to the Wolfram|Alpha technology powering this feature will continue to advance Mathematica's ease of use, independent of product releases.
- ( at beginning of input) gives you the result and the native Mathematica syntax where applicable.
- ( at beginning of input) returns full Wolfram|Alpha website-style results with text, graphics, and interactive elements.
- (Ctrl+) inserts free-form input into a Mathematica expression for further computation.
- WolframAlpha function allows you to programmatically gather information from the Wolfram|Alpha API and provides the ability to choose specific outputs and formats. »
- Learn Mathematica syntax by entering a query in English and then viewing the free-form queries as precise Mathematica commands.
- Easily specify plot frames, styles, gridlines, and more in natural language.
- Perform many specialist operations in fields as diverse as image processing and finance using free-form instructions.
- Access Wolfram|Alpha's vast collection of data and integrate it with your Mathematica session.
- Transparently refer to the results of previous computations or session variables in free-form commands.
- Learn more about what can be accomplished with Wolfram|Alpha integration on the examples page. »
|Basic Examples »
|Graphics Styling »
|Image Processing »
|Calculus and Special Functions »
|Probability and Statistics »
|Advanced Mathematics »
|Accessing Data »
|Lists and Matrices »
|Interface Construction »