WOLFRAM/ALPHA: Computational Knowledge Engine

This is not a search engine. Instead of searching the Web and returning links, it generates answers to questions by doing computations from its own internal knowledge base.

How is WOLFRAM/ALPHA different from Wikipedia? Here is a quote from the WOLFRAM/ALPHA website regarding the comparison made between the two sources of information: “Wikipedia gives you pages of narrative about topics. WolframAlpha computes answers to specific questions you ask, just giving facts, not narrative. WolframAlpha often includes sidebar links to Wikipedia.”

Examples by topics range from Mathmatics, Statistics, Data Analysis and Compter Systems to Socioconomic Data, Music, Culture and Media plus many more categories.


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