Cool Things You Can Do in WolframAlpha


Wolfram Research informed me recently that Mathematica 11 is imminent. This reminded me that I have not talked about WolframAlpha. It is called the Computation Knowledge Engine, which means it is not Google. It is, however, a tool that digests data and produces all kinds of useful information. This tool is useful in many disciplines, not just mathematics. See below for some examples.

  1. Business. Search for unemployment data in Chicago and you get the following:

    You also get a chart explaining the rate over a period of time.

  2. History. Try “September 1945.” You get:



These are just two examples of what WolframAlpha is capable of. Check out the Examples section on the website to see what all it can do!

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