General Chat Thread, Check out Wolfram in General; I've been rather sad and spent the last hour or so playing with Wolfram|Alpha
- absolutely brilliant. Google watch your ...
18th May 2009, 10:19 PM #1
Check out Wolfram
I've been rather sad and spent the last hour or so playing with Wolfram|Alpha
- absolutely brilliant. Google watch your backs!
Long time since I've had so much fun, especially with scientific calculations and equations!
Saddo, I know!
19th May 2009, 08:10 AM #2
Don't think google need worry - this is a totally different service.
Couldn't get it to convert kilograms into stone/pounds (ie nonmetric conversions) but google calc wont do that either.
Did enjoy the query "weather in ngong last wednesday" (which it got fairly right).
19th May 2009, 11:04 AM #3
The power with Wolfram is that it is growing all the time. Pretty exciting stuff.
19th May 2009, 11:08 AM #4
the register have the right view i think Taking a first bite out of Wolfram Alpha ? The Register
It's not really lined up to be a google-killer, it just doesn't have the same indexing ability - but it is a good step foward to something much more exciting and new
19th May 2009, 11:55 AM #5
I think its ace!!!
19th May 2009, 12:09 PM #6
Well, that cheered me up.
estimated average cruising airspeed of an unladen African swallow
there is unfortunately insufficient data to estimate the velocity of an African swallow (even if you specified which of the 47 species of swallow found in Africa you meant)
19th May 2009, 12:26 PM #7
Originally Posted by tom_newton
You're not trying hard enough
19th May 2009, 12:36 PM #8
19th May 2009, 12:42 PM #9
I found the pH of cheese by accident using Wolfram.
19th May 2009, 12:47 PM #10
This will be useful for food technology - calculating nutritional information
19th May 2009, 12:49 PM #11
What do you have to put in to get the pH of cheese?
Originally Posted by Geoff
found it its 5.6
Last edited by JJonas; 19th May 2009 at 12:52 PM.
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19th May 2009, 12:58 PM #14
if object A travels east at 155,000,000 meters per second and object B travels west at 150,000,000 meters per second how fast are they moving away from each other?
mmm, may need a little re-wording to get the result I want....
19th May 2009, 01:05 PM #15
Originally Posted by fafster
Neither of them actually do what was mentioned though
Originally Posted by tmcd35
ie. Convert 200 kg into Stones and Lbs. ie. both units of measurement, not one with a decimal point...
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