Subject: Re: [boost] Is Boost.Astronomy feasible?
From: Marshall Clow (marshall_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-05 12:37:38
At 5:47 PM +0200 11/5/08, Mika Heiskanen wrote:
>I would like to think that it would be possible to create a
>library for common astronomical calculations, and I think boost
>might be the proper place to create one for the C++ community.
>First a definition: by common calculations I mean those most
>relevant to every dat life. For normal people this would pretty
>much exclude most astronomical calculations except those
>concerning the sun and the moon.
>Some examples on what calculations I think would be common are:
> o sunrise, sunset, noon
> o sun elevation, azimuth, declination
> o length of the day
> o phase of the moon, and whether the visible fraction is
> increasing or not
I think this is a great idea!
I encourage you to take this idea and run with it.
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