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I've just started to use Mathematica and I'm using the free-form input a lot. The computation time for simple problems seems to take a lot of time and my CPU isn't really used at all. I first thought that the f-f-input would be transferred to a Wolfram server, converted into the Mathematica programming language and computed on my PC. Is that really the case? I didn't find anything about this on the Mathematica website and I'd like to know how that and Wolfram Alpha-queries in Mathematica 9 works.

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This is mentioned, in typical WRI documentation style, in the following pages: wolfram.com/mathematica/new-in-8/free-form-linguistic-input and reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/… –  rm -rf Jan 28 '14 at 0:18
@rm-rf Nothing I've asked is answered on those two pages –  qwertz Jan 28 '14 at 2:15
qwertz, welcome to Mathematica. –  Mr.Wizard Jan 28 '14 at 2:33
thank you, glad I found you guys. –  qwertz Feb 23 '14 at 11:00

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