Posted 27 November 2009 - 10:06 PM
For those of you who don't know WolframAlpha is it is a computational knowledge engine. In its simplest form you type 1+1 and it gives you 2. It has much much more complex data however. You can ask it When the next Solar Eclipse over New York, New York will be, and it will provide you with a date, central duration, path width at greatest eclipse, location of greatest eclipse, eclipse magnitude, and a map.
A more useful example was Daylight Left (photography) I built a while back, before I know about the API. It just displayed the daylight remaining in the day after stripping the data from the page.
Full list of example uses
If you want to try the API out here are some useful links.
Register for an API key:
Posted 28 November 2009 - 03:30 PM
Without you pointing WolframAlpha out i would never had tried it ............
Your daytime left program is fun but it gave 0 so i will put on the lights and try it tomorrow!
Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:24 PM
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EDIT: They only allow 2,000 API requests per day... You have to contact them to upgrade. This kind of makes me not even want to try now...