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May 18

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.

May 16


Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 in Misc, Quotes, Tools, Uncategorized, Wordless Wednesday


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson