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Re: Mathematica 8 "natural language" capabilities
On 11/19/10 at 5:11 AM, hpd1 at nyu.edu (Harvey P. Dale) wrote: >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. Not so. Disable your internet connection and try using a single equal sign as you suggest doing something such as plot sin x The result will a message saying an internet connection could not be established and that the feature requires an internet connection. That makes it clear it is not the local kernel that is being queried when you start with a single equal sign. Looking at the documentation at guide/WolframAlphaIntegration it appears the difference between a single equal sign, a double equal sign and ctrl+= is the result returned not where the expression is being evaluated as you suggest.