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Thanks Chris - it's an interesting perspective. At some point I would like to do a heliocentric module based on Sedgwick's book, but it should be possible to include the Sun = Aries viewpoint. I don't have time to take this forward at the moment, but perhaps some time in the future. Ed

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In Phillip Sedgwick's book, The Sun at the Centre, he shows the Earth position in the helio chart opposite the geocentric solar position.

Ed

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Planetdance for windows / Re: Cosmobiology
« on: May 04, 2022, 07:53:16 PM »
Thanks Lisha - I'll add this to the list for future updates. Thanks. Ed

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Planetdance for windows / Re: Cosmobiology
« on: May 03, 2022, 06:05:05 PM »
Thanks for the feedback Lisha - I'm glad you are enjoying the module. I think it's one of the best that I've done. It's worth updating regularly with Planetdance as Jean and the other coders are often making refinements and bug fixes.

I definitely have in mind to do a natal bi-wheel in the 90 degree dial. The challenge is always screen space so I need to work out how to get that much information in the dial. I have a couple of other projects before that however.

Let me know if you have any more feedback. Ed

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Planetdance for windows / Local Horizon Horoscope
« on: April 27, 2022, 08:21:06 AM »
Hi there - a new update for this module is about to be released:

Horoscope-Extra-Local Horizon Horoscope: v.5.19 - added selection of fixed stars, added new listings, added cardinal directions harmonic, streamlined code using sub-routines

Thanks. Ed

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Planetdance for windows / Re: Cosmobiology
« on: April 27, 2022, 07:32:18 AM »
Hi there - there's a couple of bug fixes in the current release today:

v.3.130 - bug fixes for midpoint trees with points close to cardinal axis, formatting fix for CFM sort.

Thanks to Volker for picking these up.

Ed

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General Astrology Topics / Re: cartography
« on: April 27, 2022, 07:24:31 AM »
Hi there - thanks for your interest in Planetdance. The astrocartography module in the program is designed to be an introduction to the topic. There is a brief help file. You can always ask questions on the forum.

Let us know how you get on.

Thanks. Ed

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Planetdance for windows / Re: Symbolic Directions module
« on: April 26, 2022, 08:40:43 AM »
Hi there - a few small additions to this module.

v.1.15 - Now includes Mercury Arc, Venus Arc and Mars Arc directions in addition to Lunar Arc.

The reference for this is:

B F Hammerslough (1994) Forecasting Backward and Forward: Modern Techniques of Timing and Rectification. Llewellyn, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Thanks. Ed

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Astrobasic / Re: Shrinking code
« on: April 25, 2022, 06:06:37 PM »
Thanks Jean - we have very different styles for laying out code - I go for a really condensed style, and you like the looser style. I'm glad that the code I wrote wasn't too bad, but your single line takes some beating. Both do the same work, but your line gets straight to the point. Ed

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Planetdance for windows / Re: Cosmobiology
« on: April 25, 2022, 06:04:54 PM »
Thanks Volker - I'm pleased with the module. I hope it's useful for you. Ed

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Planetdance for windows / Symbolic Directions module
« on: April 25, 2022, 07:58:41 AM »
Hi - Jean is releasing a small update to this module:

Horoscope-Progression-Symbolic Directions: v.1.10 - added lunar arc, added calculate button

Thanks. Ed

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Astrobasic / Shrinking code
« on: April 24, 2022, 06:56:18 PM »
Hi there - the following shows how you can shrink and improve code. Thanks to Jean for the amazing final two line version:

First attempt:

` step options - if up +ve += 1, if down -ve -= 1;
if (stepOpt = 0)
     step += updownbutton * 2; ` 1/4 degree
  else
      {if (stepOpt = 1)
         step += updownbutton * 4;} ` 1/2 degree
  else
      {if (stepOpt = 2)
         step += updownbutton * 8;} ` 1 degree
  else
      {if (stepOpt = 3)
         step += updownbutton * 40;} ` 5 degrees
  else
      {if (stepOpt = 4)
         step += updownbutton * 240;} ` 30 degrees

Jean suggested this might be poor code. Next step could be:

` step options - if up +ve += 1, if down -ve -= 1;

if (stepOpt = 0)
   step += updownbutton * 2; ` 1/4 degree

if (stepOpt = 1)
   step += updownbutton * 4; ` 1/2 degree

if (stepOpt = 2)
    step += updownbutton * 8; ` 1 degree

if (stepOpt = 3)
   step += updownbutton * 40; ` 5 degrees

if (stepOpt = 4)
   step += updownbutton * 240; ` 30 degrees

Jean suggested using switch();

switch (stepOpt)
{
:0; step += updownbutton * 2; break; ` 1/4 degree
:1; step += updownbutton * 4; break; ` 1/2 degree
` etc.
}

But then came up with this:

Code: [Select]
int uDValue[5] = { 2, 4, 8, 40, 240 };
 
step += updownbutton * uDValue[stepOpt];

Genius!!

Thanks Jean. It works like a charm.

Ed


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Planetdance for windows / Re: Cosmobiology
« on: April 24, 2022, 06:46:54 PM »
Hi there - Jean is just about to release a significant update for this module. If you are a regular user of this module, please update as soon as you can.

Horoscope-Extra-Cosmobiology: v.3.126 - many fixes, added distance values table and graph, major bug fix for dynamic pointer on 90 degree dial, added midpoint trees.

If you enjoy the work of Reinhold Ebertin I think you will enjoy using this module.

Thanks. Ed

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Planetdance for windows / Re: Adding TNPs to Cosmobiology Module
« on: April 24, 2022, 10:42:49 AM »
Hi Andrew - I'm still working on this, but I discovered a major bug in the cosmobiology module which related to the pointer function. I think I've fixed this now but it needs quite a bit of testing. I can then transfer the code to the Uranian module. It's taken many hours to get this far.

Thanks. Ed

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Astrobasic / Re: getradii and getplanet
« on: April 18, 2022, 09:32:25 PM »
Hi Jean - it's going to be in the next update of Cosmobiology. In the end I did a 200000 loop to make the figures as accurate as possible. I tried a 300000 loop, but the figures didn't vary much. 200000 is about 550 years, which captures at least 2 Pluto cycles, so 300000 is redundant data. I won't include the loop each time as it takes a while, but no more than 5 minutes I would say, probably less. The code was used to generate this array:

distanceArray[10][4] = { 0.98302429, 1.01697475, 0.99999952, 1.00408958 }, { 0.00238238, 0.00271865, 0.00255052, 0.00245624 },
       { 0.54908403, 1.45148001, 1.00028202, 1.15369470 }, { 0.26402321, 1.73610976, 1.00006648, 0.88283971 }, { 0.37272573, 2.67622323, 1.52447448, 1.72341608 },
       { 3.94873521, 6.45601472, 5.20237497, 5.82141580 }, { 8.00184101, 11.08963697, 9.54573899, 10.36503582 }, { 17.28781037, 21.09275074, 19.19028056, 20.63641862 },
       { 28.82187177, 31.32439679, 30.07313428, 30.80806348 }, { 28.68066290, 50.27479641, 39.47772965, 34.63600460 }

This is for Sun through Pluto: the first field is the perigee figure, the second apogee, the third is the average ((perigee + apogee) / 2), the final figure is the median value.

Ed

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