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# Other Application Areas

## Wolfram|Alpha, iOS and Math OCR

Wolfram|Alpha for iOS first launched in 2010. Since then, it has been an indispensable tool for students, teachers and pro users around the world, often ranking among the top 10 reference apps in the App Store®. Users are able to ask questions on a variety of topics, from solving homework equations to determining the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.

## Splitting a Point with Mathematica and MathTensor: A Mathematica Memoir

In the past few years, there have been many significant anniversaries in the Mathematica world. This has made me think about my long personal history working with all things Mathematica. Here I present an account of how I got involved with this world, developed my part of it and continue to use it. I show what I think is a unique application that differs from the other thousands of applications in Mathematica or the Wolfram Language presented on the various Wolfram Research websites, Wolfram Community and elsewhere. Finally, I attempt to describe the physics of what I do. The beginning historical part with much name-dropping can be skipped for those who want to read only about technical or physics issues.

## Four Things about Wolfram|Alpha You May Not Know

What is the 56th digit of π? (Nine.) How fast is a wolf’s heartbeat? (It’s 80–110 beats per minute.) What is the estimated average airspeed velocity of an unladen European swallow? (Wait a sec….)
Computation & Analysis

## Animating Surfaces in the Wolfram Language Bringing Geometric Design to Life

Around the beginning of the first COVID-19-related lockdown in Austria, I was confronted with the problem of keeping my motivation up. From 2012–2016, my main tool for creating several Wolfram Demonstrations in 3D was Mathematica. Now, in addition to the Wolfram Language, Blender offered the possibility for physically based rendering (PBR) and high dynamic range (HDR) lighting and rendering. So I decided to go forward with 4K videos from animations done in Blender.
Computation & Analysis

## Computational Art: 2022 Wolfram Language Winners

The Wolfram Language is incredibly versatile, and while it is most closely associated with mathematics, it has powerful features in a range of areas. As a challenge to our users on Wolfram Community, the 2022 Wolfram Computational Art Contest prompted participants to use Wolfram technology to flex their creativity to generate art.

## Liberal Arts, Meet Computation A Wolfram Community Introduction

We can guess if you’re reading the Wolfram Blog that you’re probably a Wolfram Language user, whether as a recreational programmer, a physics professor or a high-powered data scientist. And let’s be honest about another thing: if you’re using it to solve algebraic integrals or analyze SARS-CoV-2 genetic sequences or some other complex subject, you’re likely a big-brained person. I mean, you’re investigating the very nature of the universe in all its facets, right?
Computation & Analysis

## Building a Pulse-Forming Network with the Wolfram Language

In many physics experiments, a voltage or current is desired that quickly rises to a particular value, stays there for a duration of time and then declines rapidly, giving the so-called flat-top profile or square wave.
Computation & Analysis

## Solving Knightdoku Challenges the Wolfram Way

Each issue of the Mathematical Association of America’s Math Horizons presents readers with puzzles to solve, and the April 2021 issue included the “Knightdoku” challenge created by David Nacin, a math professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.