What Is Wolfram|Alpha?

Wolfram|Alpha is a unique engine for computing answers and providing knowledge.It works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis and generate reports.
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Linguistic AnalysisNew kinds of algorithms for 1,000+ domains
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Curated Data10+ trillion pieces of data from primary sources with continuous updating
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Dynamic Computation50,000+ types of algorithms & equations
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Computed Presentation5,000+ types of visual and tabular output

Use Wolfram|Alpha Everywhere

At Work

  • get prices for futures contracts
  • compute a pediatric tracheal tube size
  • get data on a freight container
  • Proanalyze a molecule model file

At School

  • get information about a chemical element
  • get information about a past political leader
  • Prosolve an equation with step-by-step solutions
  • Prouse the special characters keyboard

At Home

  • get a local weather forecast
  • compute a growth chart
  • get nutritional information
  • Proanalyze a table of expenses

At Play

  • get information about an Academy Award
  • generate a star chart
  • find words with a specific ending
  • Proprocess an uploaded image

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Wolfram|Alpha Pro

If you’re just using the free Wolfram|Alpha website, you’re only getting the “tourist” experience. Wolfram|Alpha Pro gives you immediate access to the full and growing power of Wolfram|Alpha.

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Learn with step-by-step solutions

Step-by-step calculators for calculus, algebra, trigonometry, equation solving and basic math. Gain more understanding of your math homework with step-by-step hints guiding you from problems to answers!

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Web Apps powered by Wolfram|Alpha

Easy inputs with our form-based interfaces get you straight to answers. Our Web App collections cover a variety of topics from course assistants, finance to fitness, stock trading to password generation and more.

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Go beyond text input

Use an extended keyboard to type math symbols right into the input field. Upload and process files, tabular data and images.

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Wolfram Problem Generator

With Wolfram Problem Generator, each question is generated instantly, just for you. Pro subscribers get integrated step-by-step solutions and can create printable worksheets for study sessions and quizzes.

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Mobile Apps

Take the power of Wolfram|Alpha wherever you go.

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