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.
- 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.
- 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!