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New in 8.0: Dynamic Interactivity
Mathematica 8 introduces interactive content delivered by Wolfram|Alpha directly into your documents. Additionally, Mathematica 8 extends the existing set of interface controls and introduces paradigms for running dynamic computations that are not linked directly to the output of those computations.
Free-Form Input
( at beginning of input) — use free-form linguistics to generate Mathematica output
( at beginning of input) — generate full Wolfram|Alpha output
Click for copyable input
(Ctrl+) — enter free-form linguistics for conversion to inline Mathematica input
    
Interface Controls Enhancements
MouseAppearance context-sensitive mouse cursor appearance
Overlay visually overlay expressions
InputField (modified) — create scrolling input fields, mask input fields, and add ghost contents
    
New Dynamic Operators
DynamicWrapper display an object that dynamically updates an expression but does not display that expression
DynamicEvaluationTimeout control the timeout behavior of Dynamic
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