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Mathematica Demystified by Jim Hoste

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CHAPTER 9Working with Data

One of the really incredible features of Mathematica is the access it provides to a number of large data sets. These data sets are stored and regularly updated by Wolfram Research and available over the internet. Simple Mathematica functions are provided that can be used to explore and analyze the data. If you take a look at “guide/DataCollections” in the Help Files you’ll see that included among the data sets are mathematical data (polyhedra, graphs, knots, and the like), physical and chemical data (elements, chemicals, isotopes, particles, and the like), country and city data, financial data (currency, stocks, and the like), and word data (dictionary, thesaurus, and the like). Using these data sets you can easily ...

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