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Wolfram Alpha opens API to developers

Wolfram Alpha opened up its API to open access, allowing coders to query the Wolfram system and incorporate its data, calculations and rich media results.
Written by Rafe Needleman, Contributor on
Developers can now put Wolfram Alpha results in their own applications. The company on Thursday opened up its API to open access, allowing coders to query the Wolfram system and incorporate its data, calculations and rich media results.

The company published a blog post about the new API, but did not showcase example apps. However, the post, by Wolfram's Schoeller Porter, did mention developer ideas for using Wolfram Alpha programmatically, from "researching cancer through computational biology" to "determining the optimal temperature for draft beer based on the current weather conditions".

A spokesperson for Wolfram confirmed that the API is also being used internally to develop the forthcoming Wolfram iPhone app.

For more, read Wolfram Alpha opens API to developers" from CNET News.

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