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    Re: Bowditch Long Term Almanac Tables
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2002 Oct 23, 17:18 -0700

    On Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at 03:53 PM, Gordon Talge wrote:
    
    > A few years ago, using DE200/LE200 and Chebyshev Polynomial
    > approximations I was able to duplicate the polynomials in the now
    > defunct "Almanac for Computers" for the Sun, Moon, and Planets.
    
    This is closer to what I was thinking about.  I downloaded most of
    DE405 today (45 MB worth) but the Fortran 77 compiler I found does
    not work as it should on Mac OS X.
    
    However I am looking to see how good of a table version could be
    created and still have reasonable accuracy.  The tables may be
    generated by polynomial series, but I'd like to do more analysis
    about errors to see if a long-term almanac could be created in say,
    five pages or so.
    
    Dan
    
    
    

       
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