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A Moment with the Wolfram|Alpha Developers (Part 4)

July 8, 2009 —
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When it comes to astronomy data in Wolfram|Alpha, the sky is no limit! Hear what the developer working on Wolfram|Alpha’s astronomy features has to say about his role and the future of the project.

More interviews with Wolfram|Alpha team members are available here.


A few blogs ago you said that a change was in hand to allow users to propose that forum items be tgreated as ‘Resolved’. Has this been done yet? II csannot see how to do it even though there is a heading ‘Resolved’.

Posted by Brian Gilbert July 9, 2009 at 1:51 am


    The resolve feature is available to registers members of the Wolfram|Alpha Community site. You must log-in to the site in order to view the resolve option. Once a member of the Community marks a topic as resolved, we are notified of this suggestion, and verify its status before moving the topic to the resolved category.

    Thank you,

    Posted by The PR Team July 9, 2009 at 9:15 am

      Thanks. I have been logged in but missed it loads of times. I was looking in the wrong places.

      Posted by Brian Gilbert July 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm

May I suggest to the developers in charge of astronomy that they immediately check wolfram’s lunar calendar. It completely misses out the full moon stage for many (not all) lunar cycles! (It is apparent when searching for various historical dates).

Posted by Elissa July 9, 2009 at 10:16 am

Your date formats do not include the US Military Date format ddmmmyy where mmm is the first three letters of the month namein English. On doing a Google there seems to be some debate about this but I first met this in IBM Manuals for data entry. It is very useful if the document may be read by both UK (DDMMYY)and US readers (MMDDYY)

There is this link suggesting it is the main one used by the US Military.

Posted by Brian Gilbert July 11, 2009 at 6:10 am

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