Worth a Look: Wolfram Alpha Access–Trillions of Bits

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Computational Mathematics is the heart of both Google, and Wolfram Alpha.  We understand that there are competing initiatives in China that have impressed Jim Fallows, now stationed there for Atlantic Monthly and in Russia.  We imagine that both India and Iran have their own approaches underway as well, all emphasizing mathematics applied to bits and bytes.

This endeavor is funded by Stephen Wolfram, who made his fortune creating mathematical models and tools that are from a different planet.  His book, A New Kind of Science, is a collector’s item and could one day be considered the first step toward true cyber-biological integration.

Today WolframAlpha is highlighting updates and new capabilities in the following arenas:

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computation

Science, Biology, and Health

Socioeconomics and Culture


Review: A New Kind of Science

4 Star, Complexity & Resilience, Science & Politics of Science

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4.0 out of 5 stars Challenging–A Collector’s Item,

May 25, 2003
Stephen Wolfram
Generally I read two-thirds of the books I buy, and review two-thirds of the ones I read. Stephen Wolfram’s book proved to be too much for me. Although I was not planning to review it because I cannot claim to have read it properly, I decided to post a recommendation: buy this book even if you might not read it all. The author has subsidized the work, and the book is far more valuable than its price.
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