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Exploring a Boxing Legend’s Career with the Wolfram Language: Ali at 75

Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942--June 3, 2016) is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in history, with a record of 56 wins and 5 losses. He remains the only three-time lineal heavyweight champion, so there's no doubt why he is nicknamed "The Greatest." I used the Wolfram Language to create several visualizations to celebrate his work and gain some new insights into his life. Last June, I wrote a Wolfram Community post about Ali's career. On what would have been The Greatest's 75th birthday, I wanted to take a minute to explore the larger context of Ali's career, from late-career boxing stats to poetry. First, I created a PieChart showing Ali's record:
Computation & Analysis

Automotive Reliability in the Wolfram Language

This post originally appeared on Wolfram Community, where the conversation about reliable cars continues. Be sure to check out that conversation and more---we can't wait to see what you come up with! For the past couple of years, I've been playing with, collecting and analyzing data from used car auctions in my free time with an automotive journalist named Steve Lang to try and get an idea of what the used car market looks like in terms of long-term vehicle reliability. I figured it was about time that I showed off some of the ways that the Wolfram Language has allowed us to parse through information on over one million vehicles (and counting).
Academics

Gardening à la Gardner

When looking through the posts on Wolfram Community, the last thing I expected was to find exciting gardening ideas. The general idea of Ed Pegg's tribute post honoring Martin Gardner, "Extreme Orchards for Gardner," is to find patterns for planting trees in configurations with constraints like "25 trees to get 18 lines, each having 5 trees." Most of the configurations look like ridiculous ideas of how to plant actual trees. For example: