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Re: Getting list of cities of Puerto Rico using Wolfram

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  • Subject: [mg121626] Re: Getting list of cities of Puerto Rico using Wolfram
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 07:28:17 -0400 (EDT)
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> CountryData["PuertoRico", "LargestCities"] // TableForm
>
> the name of the cities appear scrambled with the name "Puerto Rico"  
> repeated
> all over.

Each city appears as a {city, state, country} triple, much like the  
following, where I'm showing only the first ten cities:

(tbl = CountryData["United States", "LargestCities"])[[;; 10]]

{{"NewYork", "NewYork", "UnitedStates"}, {"LosAngeles", "California",
   "UnitedStates"}, {"Chicago", "Illinois",
   "UnitedStates"}, {"Houston", "Texas", "UnitedStates"}, {"Phoenix",
   "Arizona", "UnitedStates"}, {"Philadelphia", "Pennsylvania",
   "UnitedStates"}, {"SanAntonio", "Texas",
   "UnitedStates"}, {"SanDiego", "California",
   "UnitedStates"}, {"Dallas", "Texas", "UnitedStates"}, {"SanJose",
   "California", "UnitedStates"}}

City and state may be the wrong words to use in Puerto Rico, and I can't  
speak to the data's ACCURACY, but "Puerto Rico", at least, is repeated for  
a reason.

Bobby

On Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:32:14 -0500, Gilmar Rodriguez-pierluissi  
<peacenova at yahoo.com> wrote:

>
> If I attempt to get a list of all cities in Puerto Rico via Wolfram  
> Alpha using:
>
> http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=cities%2C+Puerto+Rico
>
> Wolfram Alpha gives:
>
> "Using closest Wolfram|Alpha interpretation: cities harbor rich" and then
> "Computation timed out.  Experimental feature: Try again with more time".
>
> When I attempt to get the larges cities in that island using:
>
> http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=largest+cities%2C+Puerto+Rico
>
> Wolfram Alpha indeed gives the five largest cities.
>
> On the other hand; if I attempt to get the same info using Mathematica  
> 8.0 via:
>
> CountryData["PuertoRico", "LargestCities"] // TableForm
>
> the name of the cities appear scrambled with the name "Puerto Rico"  
> repeated
> all over.
>
> There are 78 "Municipalities" in Puerto Rico which are correctly listed  
> here:
> http://www.statoids.com/upr.html
> http://flagspot.net/flags/pr(.html
> http://www.topuertorico.org/city/index.shtml
>
> If one tries:
>
> http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=cities%2C+Puerto+Rico
>
> one would expect only the names of those 78 cities to show up.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Gilmar Rodriguez Pierluissi
>
> P.S. This search was inspired by item 4 in:
> http://blog.wolfram.com/2009/04/03/wow-this-is-mathematica/


-- 
DrMajorBob at yahoo.com




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