Since version 7, Mathematica includes gigabytes of curated data relevant to many different fields, including physics, chemistry, graph theory, finance, geography and many more.

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Why do DateList, DateString, and AstronomicalData ignore $TimeZone?

My reading of the documentation for DateList and DateString lead me to believe that both functions use ...
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Mathematica AppData folder is taking up too much space

I recently made a small app that I had issues with. I'm pretty sure it ended up being because of all the curated data to load. My problem now is that under the Windows 8.1 folder ...
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Find a word's linguistic pronunciation

Is there a way to get a word's linguistic pronunciation given the word as a string? I would like a function LingusticPronunciation such that, for example, ...
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Interactive steam tables and phase diagrams in Mathematica

I teach an undergraduate course in Thermodynamics and I would love to use Mathematica to demonstrate the various engineering processes that involve the expansions and compressions of steam and common ...
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Why does CUDAQ (from CUDALink) download data from Wolfram servers?

I understand why functions like ElementData or CountryData need to download up-to-date data when first launched. However, when ...
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WordData for other languages

Mathematica already includes dictionaries for a lot of languages. What I am looking for is a handy semantic/grammatic database for Hungarian, just like WordData for ...
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Under what conditions does FinancialData return a ::notent message?

I tried retrieving FinancialData for a few companies but when I tried doing it for NTDOY, I couldn't. As of 25/12/2012, querying ...
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Drawing CountryData groups

I'm sure I'm overlooking something obvious, but I can't draw groups of countries. Here are two countries and two country groups: ...
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Should we invest in Apple?

Ticker[comp_String] := Interpreter["Company"][comp] /. Entity[_, x_] :> x ticks = Ticker /@ {"Apple", "Google"} {"NASDAQ:AAPL", "NASDAQ:GOOGL"} ...
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Use the value of a cell in a table as the argument to a function

I just got Mathematica from my school and I'm trying to learn the basics. How could I use the value of a cell in a table (as in Insert->Table) and pass it as an argument to a function whose value is ...
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How does Mathematica know my location?

On the AstronomicalData page in the online reference, it says for AstronomicalData["Sun", "NextRiseTime"] that it finds the ...
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W|A or Mathematica for CountryData?

Sometimes W|A gives you something ... WolframAlpha["electricity production of the United States in 2007", "Result"] ... not available in the WDF ...
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Structure of curated data?

Is there a way to programmatically access the structure of curated data present in Mathematica (for each type of information, for example for CountryData or ChemicalData) that would allow access to ...
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Problem achiving effect I want with ColorFunction

I want to create a plot showing historical annual maximum and minimum temperatures. I've figured out how to get 10 years of historical temperature data from Wolfram|Alpha. The plot below shows the ...
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Getting all the countries' flags and then using them as chart labels?

What's the code to list all the world's flags? CountryData["G8", "Flag"] works to get those particular flags, but what about all the world's flags? ...
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Retrieving other information on CountryData

The following input will produce some answers, however how do we find out other details, such as the specific year the result corresponds to, as well as the source from which the data is obtained? ...
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CountryData et al. and associated InputStream

Quick update I found a way to solve this in webMathematica, using CollectStreams. But still, below problem leaves me puzzled, I would very much like to learn how ...
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define the range of Longitude from 0-360 in the World plot from CountryData

How can I change the Longitude range to 0-360 in the such plots? ...
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Failure of CountryData due to connectivity?

Today I started researching the "Four colours theorem" and to do so I need data, regions for example. I tried using the following line: ...
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Using LatticeData to fill a space with spheres in a face-centered cubic (fcc) lattice packing arrangement

I have a large sphere of radius $R_1$ which I would like to pack with $N$ smaller radius of radius $r_2<R_1$ arranged in a face-centered cubic (fcc) packing arrangement (i.e. Kepler's optimal ...