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Wolfram Alpha Launch

May 18, 2009

I mentioned Wolfram Alpha before, and today you can finally try it yourself!

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Try typing “anime” lol

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8 comments

  1. typed in anime, apparently it’s a type of resin..


  2. I think this’ll become a huge in the near future but I already see a quick improvement they need to do: nothing in the results is linked. So if I type in WW2, I get a list of countries and people involved but if I want to look at these countries and people, I have to type the desired word back into the search box.

    Type in America and get a very interesting set of facts and rates. For example the fifth most spoken language in America is Russian at 0.14%. Or there’s more Buddhists then Muslims in America (0.7% vs. 0.6%).

    Type in inflation and get 4 different definitions, when it was first used 1340 AD, how often the word is used (it’s the 2171st common written word.

    Type in chocolate and it tells you it’s assuming milk chocolate and gives you it’s nutritional facts. Or type in Big Mac and get 3 different options for nutritional facts.

    Type in Tokyo and get it’s population, location, current time and weather conditions and elevation.

    Sorry, this is a really cool tool.


    • Yes, Wolfram Alpha definitely has great potential :)

      Indeed, it would be helpful to link the results instead of copy / paste.

      Thank you for citing these interesting statistics :) To find time in Tokyo, I prefer this :P


  3. It’s got “meaning of life” right. Sold !


    • “I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought ’42 will do.’ I typed it out. End of story.” :P

      This is the true answer!!!


  4. That’s the beauty of it, so I’m sticking with 42, even if “nobody jokes in base 13″ :D
    (I should watch this movie though.)


    • hehe

      Yes, that movie is worth watching :)



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