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Re: Finite Groups...infinite disappoinment

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  • Subject: [mg112297] Re: Finite Groups...infinite disappoinment
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 00:58:53 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <i64kj5$3ct$1@smc.vnet.net>

On 07/09/10 07:03, Carl K. Woll wrote:
> On 9/6/2010 3:15 AM, David Bailey wrote:
>
> [snip]
>
>> My feeling is that you hit the nail on the head - the idea of curated
>> data over such a broad range is basically not possible. Another such
>> area is chemical information, thus you are rewarded by:
>>
>> ChemicalData["Caffeine"]
>>
>> however
>>
>> ChemicalData["Copper Sulphate"]
>>
>> or
>>
>> ChemicalData["Copper Sulfate"]
>>
>
> You need to use a standard camelcased name:
>
> In[30]:= ChemicalData["CopperSulfate"]
>
> Out[30]= {"CopperIISulfate", "CopperIISulfatePentahydrate",
> "CopperIISulfateHydrate"}
>
> You can also use a chemical formula:
>
> In[32]:= ChemicalData["CuSO4", "StandardName"]
>
> Out[32]= "CopperIISulfate"
>
> Carl Woll
> Wolfram Research
>
>> (I tried both spellings) yielded nothing. Copper sulphate was the first
>> chemical that I tried in my new chemistry set about 50 years ago!
>>
>> David Bailey
>>
>> http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
Well OK, I take your point in this case, but clearly you don't have a 
database of every compound ever made, so is there any criterion for 
inclusion in the database, or is it totally haphazard?

David Bailey



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