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kgsr

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Ability to add user defined points
« on: December 01, 2020, 09:06:39 AM »
First of all, thank you very much for Planetdance. It is a very good astrology program with lots of features.
I was wondering if there is a way to add user defined points?
If yes can someone tell me how. If no then any chance this feature gets added in future?
thanks,
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Re: Ability to add user defined points
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2020, 11:43:29 AM »
Yes and no, there are no additional points besides those in options - objects.
However if you have programming knowledge you can make your own module. See for instance time tools phaethon ephemeris.

Here is a list with all ephemeris data astrodienst has https://www.astro.com/ftp/swisseph/ephe/seasnam.txt
You have to download ephemeris files for the bodies you want.
I could make a general interface in the language to support such extra files, but you'd have to make your own scripts with it, it won't be integrated into the rest of planetdance.
In fact i just made such an interface:

From the help:
getbody

Syntax: real getbody(int n, real jd, real inf[2]);
Action: calculates body n, for julian day jd, returns longitude, and puts speed and declination into inf.
Example, this one calculates Nessus:
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int time[6];
real jd, p, inf[2];
jd = getsystemtime(time);
p = getbody(17066, jd, inf);
run;

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Re: Ability to add user defined points
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2020, 06:23:17 PM »
Are you gonna reply to this or did i write all that for nothing?
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