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Re: comments on Wolfram Alpha

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  • Subject: [mg100401] Re: comments on Wolfram Alpha
  • From: congruentialuminaire at
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 06:48:40 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gvtmjt$gjb$>

Hello Beliavsky:

Just give this string to both "engines" and you will see what we mean:
"stopping power air, 0.731MeV electron". Then change the same query
to .371 MeV and re-submit to both.

The intersection of the greatest part of their domain and range is


Roger Williams
Franklin Laboratory

On May 31, 3:36 am, Beliavsky <beliav... at> wrote:
> input: arima
> output: Arima,Trinidad and Tobago
>           Population:
>           city population | 34997 people
> my comment: Nothing about ARIMA time series models, which comes up as
> the 3rd link on Google.
> input: garch
> output: Wolfram|Alpha isn't sure what to do with your input.
>            * Did you mean:march
> my comment: nothing about GARCH time series models, widely used in
> finance
> input: united states budget deficit
> output: -$347 billion per year (US dollars per year) (2005 estimate)
> my comment: Users would want more recent data, such as the 2008
> deficit and the estimated 2009 deficit.
> Wolfram Alpha appears much less useful than the combination of Google
> and Mathematica, so I wonder if resources are better spent adding
> functionality to Mathematica.

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