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Date Archive: 2015 April

Announcements & Events

European Wolfram Technology Conference Draws Near!

Come and join us in Frankfurt for the third European Wolfram Technology Conference, Wolfram Research Europe's action-packed annual showpiece event. Set for 2--3 June in Germany’s financial capital, the conference is where our latest releases will be showcased. You can also hear from our team of experts, as well as enjoy the opportunity to connect with Wolfram technology users from all over the world. And there’s still time to register for this event at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt!
Computation & Analysis

Instant Apps for the Apple Watch with the Wolfram Language

Note added 04/30/2018: Due to changes around Apple Watch and WatchKit, the Wolfram Cloud app does not currently support Apple Watch. The functionality described in this post remains available for other mobile devices. My goal with the Wolfram Language is to take programming to a new level. And over the past year we’ve been rolling […]

Announcements & Events

Scientific Bug Hunting in the Cloud: An Unexpected CEO Adventure

The Wolfram Cloud Needs to Be Perfect The Wolfram Cloud is coming out of beta soon (yay!), and right now I’m spending much of my time working to make it as good as possible (and, by the way, it’s getting to be really great!). Mostly I concentrate on defining high-level function and strategy. But I […]

Computation & Analysis

Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook: Last Chance to Analyze Your Friend Network

Wolfram|Alpha’s Facebook analytics ranks high among our all-time most popular features. By now, millions of people have used Wolfram|Alpha to analyze their own activity and generate detailed analyses of their Facebook friend networks. A few years ago, we took data generously contributed by thousands of “data donors” and used the Wolfram Language’s powerful tools for social network analysis, machine learning, and data visualization to uncover fascinating insights into the demographics and interests of Facebook users. At the end of this month, however, Facebook will be deprecating the API we relied on to extract much of this information.
Leading Edge

New in the Wolfram Language: GrammarRules

The Wolfram Language provides tools for programmatic handling of free-form input. For example, Interpreter, which was introduced in Version 10.0, converts snippets of text into computable Wolfram Language expressions. In smart form fields, this functionality can automatically translate input like "forty-two" into a Wolfram Language expression like "42." But what does it take to perform more complicated operations or customize responses and actions? For that you need a grammar. The grammar indicates the structure that should be matched and the action that should be taken using information extracted from the match. A grammar gives you natural language control over your computer so that you can process language snippets to yield functions that perform commands. For example, telling your computer to "open a website" requires mapping snippets like "open" and "a website" to the Open command and the URL of a website.

Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) Import in Wolfram SystemModeler

Explore the contents of this article with a free Wolfram SystemModeler trial. An important emerging standard has been rapidly adopted by industry: the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI). It's an independent standard allowing model exchange between different tools. We introduced FMI export with Version 4.0 of SystemModeler. Exporting your model as a Functional Mock-up Unit (FMU) serves many purposes. First and foremost, it can be used in other tools and programming languages. It also protects your intellectual property by compiling the model code to a binary, which is useful when exchanging models with customers and collaborators. Now with Version 4.1 of SystemModeler, we are happy to announce that we also support FMI import.
Education & Academic

Solar Eclipses from Past to Future, Earth to Jupiter

You may have heard that on March 20 there was a solar eclipse. Depending on where you are geographically, a solar eclipse may or may not be visible. If it is visible, local media make a small hype of the event, telling people how and when to observe the event, what the weather conditions will be, and other relevant details. If the eclipse is not visible in your area, there is a high chance it will draw very little attention. But people on Wolfram Community come from all around the world, and all---novices and experienced users and developers---take part in these conversations. And it is a pleasure to witness how knowledge of the subject and of Wolfram technologies and data from different parts of the world are shared.