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    Re: lunar attempt
    From: Arthur Pearson
    Date: 2003 May 14, 14:41 -0400

    Great suggestion to simply post tables for the year, I think they would be
    very helpful and avoid all the problems of "productizing" the code which I
    can easily imagine would an onerous task.  What matters is the output and it
    would be wonderful if you can conveniently create the data and make it
    available.  Many thanks,
    ----Original Message Follows----
    From: Steven Wepster 
    Reply-To: Steven Wepster 
    Subject: Re: lunar attempt
    Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 20:22:32 +0200
    Arthur and other list members,
    I have not yet dicided if I will put an interface for the program on a
    website, or if I will make a distributable version of the program. Both
    will cost me considerable effort. In the mean time, I will make tables for
    the rest of the year and put them on a website. That will be easy to do,
    and it leaves me enough time to prepare tables for anybody interested in
    distances of, say, january 1767. Tables will probably be on line end of
    this week.
    I have to confess that I did not poke around in the Steve Moshier's aa
    code, mainly because I didn't feel like figuring out what parts of code are
    involved in which computations. It looked like it was very easy to include
    (or leave out) the wrong parts. So instead I wrote a script that calls the
    aa program whenever it needs astronomical input, and then it filters the
    output to get what it needs. It's rough and dirty and heavy on cpu time.
    But it works.
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