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Wolfram Notebooks

Giving ideas a broad communication pipeline—accelerating research, education and technical development

Wolfram Notebooks offer the preeminent environment for any technical workflows—data science, modeling, research and education—empowering users with literate programming, easy-to-author interactivity and universal deployment across all platforms.

Carefully designed to leverage familiar word-processing metaphors, Wolfram Notebooks are uniquely powerful interactive documents that support live computation, arbitrary dynamic interfaces, full typeset input, image input, automatic code annotation, a complete high-level programmatic interface and, in all, thousands of carefully organized functions and options. Wolfram pioneered the notebook in 1988 and has led innovation on the concept ever since; the notebook has now been widely adopted as the new paradigm for technical discourse and collaboration.

Wolfram Notebook Resources

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An introduction to the basic aspects of Wolfram Notebooks.

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Over 11,000 ideas brought to life from education, research and industry.

How Wolfram Notebooks Work

Generate results right away with interactive coding, natural language queries and expansive documentation—no programming experience required.



Shift+Enter evaluates input

% refers to the most recent output

Typing a function name
generates suggestions

Hovering over a function name gives
a summary or documentation

Interactive 3D rotation

Input and output are
organized in "cells"

Entities are fully computable

Ctrl+= enables free-form input

The Wolfram Language
automatically interprets it.

Code captions translate
function names

Features of Wolfram Notebooks

Mix text, graphics, interfaces, etc. with live code on desktop, web or mobile devices.

Cell opener shows
section contents

Standard narrative text

Built-in graphics with
high-level styling options

Code can be edited and
rerun at any time

Structured data import for
a broad range of file types

Instant visualizations
with multiple datasets

Runnable code using
special characters

Cell brackets show
document structure

Closed cell hides code
for a cleaner workflow

Inline code descriptions

Built-in knowledge ready
for immediate computation

Interactive maps for
easy data interpretations

Mathematical typesetting
for optimal display

Real-time manipulation
with multiple parameters

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