is an option for WolframAlpha that determines information about the states of the pods.


  • PodStates->{state1,state2,} specifies that the results of the WolframAlpha function should have the given states set.
  • The PodStates option corresponds to the "state" element of the Wolfram|Alpha API.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Set the state of a WolframAlpha result:

Specifying a state multiple times is equivalent to clicking the state button multiple times:

Scope  (1)

Return a list of pods with settable states, and the names of the states to which each can be set:

Return a pod with the queried state set:

Introduced in 2010