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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How can access to curated data needed by GeoRegionValuePlot be speeded up?

Seems that GeoRegionValuePlot requests data from the internet multiple times to process its plot. As an example, let's graph smoking per capita worldwide. ...
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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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Optimization of a portfolio of stocks

I would like to use Mathematica to perform an optimization of a portfolio composed by 10 stocks. I did the first part to compute yields and expected yields, but I don't know how to finish the ...
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How to combine more locations (GPS coordinates inside one city) with Google map?

I have a list of GPS coordinates.E.g. GPSList = {{47.680800, 17.626446}, {47.681078, 17.627283}, {47.682759, 17.631810}}; I would like to crate a Google Map ...
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How can I convert the dates returned by FinancialData into decimal representation?

I'm trying to run a regression using Fit on the output of FinancialData["SPY", "Jan. 1, 2011"]. However, the dates returned ...
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How to provide your own example data for a custom package?

A nice feature of the mathematica documentation is the copious use of ExampleData in illustrating functionality. I would like to provide some example data for a ...
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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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How do I determine astronomical transit times?

Mathematica, through the "legacy" Scientific Astronomer package, used to have the ability to easily determine accurate transit times of astronomical objects simply, with ...
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Why is AstronomicalData so slow?

I'm having trouble getting some pretty simple functions using AstronomicalData to perform at anywhere near the speed I need them to. For example, I have many ...
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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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“NotAvailable” and “NotApplicable” data points returned by WeatherData[]

I am trying to use ListVectorPlot in combination with WeatherData and CountryData to show ...
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Generate a list of symbols for the planets

I would like to generate a list of the symbols for the planets to include in a nice table with other data. How can I programmatically generate (eg. using a pure function) the symbols from a list of ...
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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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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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Constructing primitive cell using information from ChemicalData

I would like to construct a primitive cell (figure shown) and possibly the two-dimensional layout (figure from here) using the following input. Any clues as to how this can be done? ...
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Visualizing nested lists for easier human understanding

When interacting with Mathematica, I often find myself staring blankly at waves of curly braces, trying to understand how data is organized hierarchically. For example, the beginning of the result to ...
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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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How do I find the number of countries that have a type of industry?

I am trying to find the number of countries that have a certain type of industry. Currently, I have this code: ...
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What do AstronomicalData's “SetTime” and “RiseTime” values refer to?

What astronomical event do AstronomicalData's "NextRiseTime", "NextSetTime", ...
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Why does WordList[“KnownWords”] include so many non-words?

I was going through the Wolfram Language book in Mathematica and in one chapter had the following exercise to pick out palindromes: ...
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Why does Mathematica's date for the battle Agincourt differ from the US Navy's?

If I ask Mathematica for the Julian Date for the battle of Agincourt with WolframAlpha["battle of agincourt date"] it reports ...
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Wolfram Language symbols by their Ranks

I'd like to get the top 50, the bottom 50 and an ordered list of all Wolfram Language symbols based on their "Ranks". With ...
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Determining FinancialData for Countries

How do I determine the FinancialData for Australia. For instance the one for USA follows as: FinancialData["NYSE", "Members"] ...
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How to view all graphs available in GraphData?

Is there a "gallery" view of all the graphs available in GraphData? I realize that some graphs may not lend themselves to such representation (e.g. some may have ...
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Duplicated output from chemical curated data

I just discovered something rather odd while using chemical curated data in Mathematica. I tried to extract EdgeRules for some molecules and some molecules gave me ...
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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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How to set the timeout value for *Data functions

I haven't measured this precisely but it seems the default timeout value for retrieving EntityValues with *Data functions is in ...
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3D orbits of moons around their respective planets

I have seen a lot of solar system models (both animated and not), but I am trying to replicate the same thing with moons. Either just one planet and its lunar system or the our whole solar system with ...
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Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha - Long data series [duplicate]

Let's say I want a long series of data with the Mexican peso / US dollar exchange rate. The old code I used back in the day was FinancialData["USD/MXN", All] ...
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CountryData vs EntityProperty: why do different data access methods produce different results?

Illustrative example: using CountryData we are told the data is missing, but we can nevertheless access it via an ...
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How to get star coordinates for a given time

In the documentation of StarData, there is an example that shows how to get the altitude of Sirius at a given time (in the horizontal coordinate system). However, ...
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How do I plot my country map with weather data stations?

I've tried this code, but I can't plot the coordinates in my country map. ...
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How to program a click panel for chemical elements (like a periodic table)?

The command ColorData["Atoms", "Panel"] indicates RGBColors of atoms by clicking a panel. As I don't want to reinvent the ...
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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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Remove country flags that match a certain image pattern

I wanted to create the flag you create when you average over all the flags of the world, for this little post: medium ...
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Finding out all undocumented values for “Properties” in XxxData[] functions

No, XxxData[] is not a new function in Mathematica 11. I am just using that name for all curated data-related functions. As you know, ...
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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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Why is CityData[All, “Coordinates”] failing?

When I evaluate CityData[All, "Coordinates"] Mathematica returns {Missing["NotAvailable"], Missing["NotAvailable"]} ...
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How to find the standard names of chemicals in ChemicalData?

When I try to get info on acetic acid with the ChemicalData function there are only "aceticAcid$l^{1}oxidanylEster" and ...
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Determining the dates of days

I'm trying to use WeatherData[] to give me (not sure how) the temperature, humidity, wind-speed, cloud cover... at a certain location. I only want the information ...
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Find the list of weather stations for specified cities

I wrote some code which retrieves temperature data from three cities every hour for five days. My problem is that the default station from which WeatherData[] gets ...
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How can I output the coordinates of a city in coordinates of the Mercator projection?

On Mathematica version 8, I would like to use CountryData and CityData to mark Paris on a polygon map of France in the Mercator ...
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Export Graph to PDF

I know that I exported Graphs to PDFs before but it doesn't seem to work any more. I tried K5 = GraphData[{"Complete", 5}] Export["K5.PDF", K5] And I get a PDF ...
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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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How to choose variables from a list for a function and then use the solution in a subsequent function?

I am trying to calculate heating degree days and cooling degree days and output that information to a table. I am using mathematica's curated data to do this. In text this is what I would like to ...
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Why is CurrencyConvert so slow?

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How to download and combine S&P 500 stock prices

I want to download historical S&P 500 stock prices and combined them into one big file, having only one column of date referencing all stocks. Here is what I have do so far. ...
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How to provide data to users in a way similar to Mathematica's curated data

How can one go about implementing a custom data backend usable by Mathematica? For example something like CountryData or ...
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Heliocentric coordinates in PlanetData

I tried to use planets' HeliocentricLongitude and I wonder if anyone has any insight on what coordinate system they use. I took vernal equinox times from http://ns1763.ca/equinox/eqindex.html and ...