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Wolfram|Alpha Finally Launches!

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 in Internet, Tools

WolframAlpha is not just your ordinary search engine. Rather than scouring the web and returning relevant links, Wolfram|Alpha is a “computational knowledge engine” that specializes in data – and lots of it.  Easy to use, you simply enter a calculation or free-form question in the search box.  Using built-in algorithms and data collections, Wolfram|Alpha attempts to provide a solution.

For instance, if you were looking for information on probability, typing in “Probability 4 heads 1 tail” would get you much more than a list of links on probability.


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With the ability to calculate more advanced mathematical formulas , generate a variety of graphs and charts, and download it all in PDF format, Wolfram|Alpha is a data junkie’s dream come true.

For more on what Wolfram|Alpha is capable of doing, be sure to check out the screencast, examples, and visual gallery.

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