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An incomplete guide to making Wolfram Alpha do what you ask[]

This is intended to be both a general and specific guide to getting W|A to do what you want, without having to try endless permutations.

The general guides should give hints for most queries, and the domain specific guides should help with getting W|A to realise you're talking about that domain, and how it understands that domain.


(ARTICLE JUST STARTED, PLEASE ADD WHATEVER YOU CAN)


General syntax guide[]

Wolfram Alpha understands basic Mathematica syntax and function names. See [1] for details.

Alpha also understands common variations in mathematical syntax. For example, gcd(3 + 4, 21) works just as well as gcd[3 + 4, 21], or even gcd (3 + 4) 21.

Syntax for specific fields[]

link to a page for each from here


Dates and Times

Mathematics

Money and Finance

People and History

Places and Geography

Physics

Sports and Games

Units and Measures

Weather and Meteorology

Words and Linguistics



General dumping area for queries that work (eventally!)[]

(0.209 m3 O2 at 246.8 degrees K and 0.2 atm mass in grams)+ (0.791 m3 N2 at 246.8 degrees K and 0.2 atm mass in grams)

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