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Re: Finite Groups...infinite disappoinment

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  • Subject: [mg112328] Re: Finite Groups...infinite disappoinment
  • From: Roman <rschmied at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 04:24:25 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <i64kj5$3ct$1@smc.vnet.net> <i6756e$882$1@smc.vnet.net>

As for chemical compounds, I think the safest way is looking them up
by CAS number. That way you don't have to worry about misspellings.
You find the CAS number through a Google search - Google has a built-
in spelling corrector.
Roman


On Sep 8, 6:58 am, David Bailey <d... at removedbailey.co.uk> wrote:
> 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 firs=
t
> >> 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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