Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wolfram Alpha - a new way of accessing data on the Internet

Something from Joyce :)

Rather than giving you a list of search results, Wolfram Alpha (what an awful name) will combine your terms to give you meaningful data. For example a search for Napier + Weather, results in:


You can access WA here: and to get started it gives you some suggestions for searches on the right hand side.


And you can read about other ways of using WA here:

5 Things that Wolfram Alpha does better (and vastly different) from Google which looks at complex queries, localisation, precision, calculation and comparison.

1 comment:

  1. I've gotten such a positive response on campus from that email. Everyone v impressed with Wolfram Alpha. So am I. Did one of their example searches today on Life Expectancy. Fascinating stuff.

    PS Woo-hoo, I've gotten a special mention on Michael's blog!