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Accessing Wolfram|Alpha from Mathematica

Lou D'Andria
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: User Interface Group

Wolfram Technology Conference 2011
Conference location

Champaign, Illinois, USA

What if programming in Mathematica were as simple as entering a Wolfram|Alpha query? What if all the data contained in Wolfram|Alpha results were natively accessible from within Mathematica programs? In this talk we'll take a look at features built in to Mathematica 8 that blur the line between writing programs and writing prose, including:

  • Querying Wolfram|Alpha directly from inside Mathematica
  • Interpreting free-form queries as precise Mathematica commands
  • Accessing the data within Wolfram|Alpha results
  • Customizing search results for the current Mathematica session

*Mathematica Technology
*Wolfram|Alpha Technology
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