+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
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 ...
  1. #1

    tech_guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That little bit in the middle of Little Old England
    Posts
    8,162
    Thank Post
    1,924
    Thanked 1,358 Times in 748 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    400

    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!

  2. #2


    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    4,507
    Thank Post
    871
    Thanked 862 Times in 681 Posts
    Rep Power
    199
    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).

  3. #3

    tech_guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That little bit in the middle of Little Old England
    Posts
    8,162
    Thank Post
    1,924
    Thanked 1,358 Times in 748 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    400
    The power with Wolfram is that it is growing all the time. Pretty exciting stuff.

  4. #4

    Domino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bromley
    Posts
    4,125
    Thank Post
    217
    Thanked 1,353 Times in 826 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    528
    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

    yay :-)

  5. #5

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,573
    Thank Post
    1,652
    Thanked 506 Times in 309 Posts
    Rep Power
    221
    I think its ace!!!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    1,381
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 211 Times in 171 Posts
    Rep Power
    66
    Input interpretation:
    estimated average cruising airspeed of an unladen African swallow

    Result:
    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)
    Well, that cheered me up.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    998
    Thank Post
    132
    Thanked 58 Times in 51 Posts
    Rep Power
    25
    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Couldn't get it to convert kilograms into stone/pounds (ie nonmetric conversions) but google calc wont do that either.
    Eh?

    You're not trying hard enough

  8. #8

    tmcd35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    6,069
    Thank Post
    902
    Thanked 1,013 Times in 825 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    350
    Wolfram convert as well

    10st in kg - Wolfram|Alpha

  9. #9

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,850
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 598 Times in 514 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    227
    I found the pH of cheese by accident using Wolfram.

  10. #10


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,033 Times in 813 Posts
    Rep Power
    341
    This will be useful for food technology - calculating nutritional information

  11. #11

    JJonas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Walsham, Norfolk
    Posts
    3,207
    Thank Post
    418
    Thanked 450 Times in 335 Posts
    Rep Power
    389
    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I found the pH of cheese by accident using Wolfram.
    What do you have to put in to get the pH of cheese?


    found it its 5.6
    Last edited by JJonas; 19th May 2009 at 01:52 PM.

  12. #12

    JJonas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Walsham, Norfolk
    Posts
    3,207
    Thank Post
    418
    Thanked 450 Times in 335 Posts
    Rep Power
    389

  13. #13

    JJonas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Walsham, Norfolk
    Posts
    3,207
    Thank Post
    418
    Thanked 450 Times in 335 Posts
    Rep Power
    389

  14. #14

    tmcd35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    6,069
    Thank Post
    902
    Thanked 1,013 Times in 825 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    350
    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....

  15. #15

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,523
    Thank Post
    527
    Thanked 2,645 Times in 2,047 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    924
    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    Eh?

    You're not trying hard enough
    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Wolfram convert as well

    10st in kg - Wolfram|Alpha
    Neither of them actually do what was mentioned though

    ie. Convert 200 kg into Stones and Lbs. ie. both units of measurement, not one with a decimal point...



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Video] Check it out YO
    By zike in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th June 2008, 01:41 PM
  2. Spell check
    By PsychoTech83 in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 9th June 2006, 02:54 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •