Super Data Stacker Hacker: http://wolframalpha.com

Playing around with this: http://wolframalpha.com site. It has been brought to my attention by the abdbg; and he has made a more comprehensive post about look and features.

It has been showing up on the twit radar, and other places. I used it in class today to generate random numbers, but then gave up on it (for that task) in favour of a simpler tool http://www.random.org/

Nobody seems to exactly try to know what to make of it. Is it a search engine or what??

I am calling it a data stack attacker. It attacks the data and makes interesting reports. One of the twit guests called it the end of thought. Probably not especially since from a science/engineering/math perspective it just gives some great new explorative directions.

If you are interested in math and science it is undeniably fun in the search to the right I typed in: "Tarqeq vs. Pan" and get some great comparisons and data with one query "zero" clicks.

I think it would be pretty hard to get comprehensive data like that with one click on google, but I would use google to find a new car.

Give it a try have some fun with it, report back some of your interesting queries.

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Tags: computing, math, mathematica, mathematics, maths, wolfram, wolframalpha

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