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This will either be more awesome than anyone could have imagined, or completely fall flat of every expectation. Anunnakki (talk) 23:14, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

I tried it out, the ability to parse sense out of a query you enter is pretty limited. Until it can be a bit more fuzzy and accept terms that make sense to Joe Public as opposed to a domain expert it will just be an oddity.
As an example, I asked "change in the value of $1000 from 1997 to 2007", no luck, after dozens of tweaks still no luck. There will be a steep learning curve for this - unless it gets smarter about that interpretation. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:53, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Use in the classroomEdit

I was looking for ways to create technology learning opportunities in the classroom and came across this article. I played around with the webapge, http://www.wolframalpha.com/ and thought it could be a great tool for my students. The math problems were concise and my students would understand the simple format it is posted. I also entered in a variety of cities and could create several multi-curriculum projects with math, geography, history, weather, etc. It creates PDFs of information you request. Again, I think with some exploration on my part and my students, this could be a very useful tool in the classroom. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shannatests (talkcontribs) 02:24, 31 March 2010 (UTC)