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Re: Mathematica 8 "natural language" capabilities

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  • Subject: [mg113965] Re: Mathematica 8 "natural language" capabilities
  • From: "Harvey P. Dale" <hpd1 at>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 05:11:10 -0500 (EST)


	A single introductory equals sign (without Ctrl) allows natural
language queries of the kernel.  Two introductory equals signs allow
natural language queries of Wolfram Alpha.  Ctrl+== is used to modify
previously-entered queries.



-----Original Message-----
From: J. McKenzie Alexander [mailto:jalex at]
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 7:09 AM
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg113965] Mathematica 8 "natural language" capabilities


Has anyone been able to get the "natural language" capabilities of
Mathematica 8 to work as described? If I type Ctrl+== followed by

==09plot sin x and cos x

as listed in the examples, I get an error message saying that no
Mathematica translations exist. Yet if I evaluate

==09WolframAlpha["plot sin x and cos x"]

I get the output I would expect.

Many thanks,


Dr J. McKenzie Alexander
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

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