Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums / MathGroup Archive
-----

MathGroup Archive 2010

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Mathematica 8 "natural language" capabilities

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg114016] Re: Mathematica 8 "natural language" capabilities
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 18:25:25 -0500 (EST)

No, an expression created with a single leading equal sign also invokes 
a call over the Internet to WolframAlpha.

On 11/19/2010 5:11 AM, Harvey P. Dale wrote:
> Jason:
>
> 	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.
>
> 	Best,
>
> 	Harvey
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: J. McKenzie Alexander [mailto:jalex at lse.ac.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 7:09 AM
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg113965] Mathematica 8 "natural language" capabilities
>
> Hello,
>
> 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,
>
> Jason
>
> --
> Dr J. McKenzie Alexander
> Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
> London School of Economics and Political Science
> Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
>
>
>
>
> Please access the attached hyperlink for an important electronic
> communications disclaimer:
> http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/planningAndCorporatePolicy/legalandComp
> lianceTeam/legal/disclaimer.htm
>
>
> ______________________________________________________________________
> This email has been scanned by the MessageLabs Email Security System.
> For more information please visit http://www.messagelabs.com/email
> ______________________________________________________________________
>

-- 
Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street            fax   413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305


  • Prev by Date: MathLink error
  • Next by Date: Re: Combining VectorPlot3D and ParametricPlot3D
  • Previous by thread: Re: Mathematica 8 "natural language" capabilities
  • Next by thread: solving a periodic function