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Re: ITL status

Omar Abo-Namous writes:
 > >> abdulhaq writes:
 > >> All major changes that were planned for the ITL 0.6 release have
 > >> already landed on CVS. The only thing left is a small update to add
 > >> "Location.pressure" and "Location.temperature". This "final" update
 > >> will happen in the next two days Inshallah. I'm done coding this but
 > >> I still havn't done any testing with the new code.
 > Salam Abdulhaq,

That quoted paragraph is written by me and not Abdulhaq. The update
in question has already happened some time ago. I'm sorry for not
announcing it here a bit earlier. AFAIK, there are no major bugs
(accuracy related, or not) and the code is ready for use.

 > i understand you want to calculate the amount of refracted sunlight at a
 > specific place (therefor pressure and temperature ?). Isn't this a little bit
 > "revolutionary"??

Revolutionary? I'm not sure what do you mean. Anyways, This is a
common formula, and these values are not required. By default, the
initial value of these two variables should be set to the standard
values mentioned at prayer.h.

 > However, i've been trying to look into this subject scientifically and didn't
 > find much literature to look into. Could you either explain the method you're
 > going to use or give us some links to show the approach? That would be very kind
 > of you.
 > Thnx.
 > Omar Abo-Namous

To answer a similar question you've raised in another post, I wrote a
short comment describing what is astro.c, and the theory behind it, in
the header of astro.c. I will be adding more short comments describing
some of the variables returned by these formulae later. Although,
people familiar with planetary calculations should be able to deduce
such information from the variable names alone ;-)


Thamer Mahmoud