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Wolfram|Alpha Integration
Mathematica has integrated interactive and programmatic access to the full power of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine, using it to allow free-form linguistic input of computations and programs, as well as extensive data and computation capabilities that rely on the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge base and curated data.
( at beginning of input) — use free-form linguistics to generate Mathematica output
( at beginning of input) — generate full Wolfram|Alpha output
(Ctrl+) — enter free-form linguistics for conversion to inline Mathematica input
open/close complete Wolfram|Alpha output
Wolfram|Alpha result chosen for use in Mathematica
Programmatic Access
WolframAlpha get results in many possible forms from Wolfram|Alpha
fully formatted Wolfram|Alpha output
Mathematica expression corresponding to the query
pure standard Mathematica result (if any)
a list of available exposed data
whether the query can be interpreted by Wolfram|Alpha
raw XML data