January 24, 2022

New Data and More Data Means Even More Reasons to Use Wolfram|Alpha

One of our most favorite and used resources continues to add quality data and then allows you to use the data for your factual needs.

In doing this W|A continues to be the “go to resource” for many types of factual queries. As we’ve said in the past, the biggest challenge in using Wolfram|Alpha is having some idea of what’s available, what’s being added, etc. Maybe one of these days Wolfram will offer a comprehensive and dynamic searchable and browsable directory containing listing what’s available and a few examples of how the data can be used.

Here’s an idea of a few new things you can do with Wolfram|Alpha:

1. More Data from the World Bank World Development Indicators Allows Users to Answer More Questions Using Natural Language

2. Nuclear Reactor Data From the International Atomic Energy Agency
Example Query: Nuclear Reactors California

3. “Wolfram|Alpha Is Glowing with Pregnancy Data”

4. A Look at How W|A Can Be Used in Genealogy Research

5. “New Age Pyramids Enhance Population Data”

6. U.S. Tax Statistics

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.