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    Re: S-Tables
    From: Chuck Taylor
    Date: 1997 Aug 16, 8:13 AM

    Gordon Talge wrote:
    >
    > I've been playing around with S-Tables in the 1992 non-gov edition
    > of the Nautical Almanac. I was trying to discover the base for
    > the logs in the tables. ...
    >
    > I have not done a real through and through evaluation of the tables,
    > but I can not think of why anyone would choose a base of
    > Sin(77d 23' 22") for the base of a trig table.
    >
    > Does any one have any ideas?
    
    The only reason I can think of is to make them appear to be different
    from the Bayless tables. Except for the base of the logs, they are
    pretty much the same. Allen Bayless freely disclosed that his tables
    were derived from the Ageton tables. Michael Pepperday (author of the
    S-Tables) on the other hand seems to go out of his way to disguise the
    antecedents of his tables.
    
    --
    Chuck Taylor
    Everett, WA, USA
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