searching for a set of RL02 slides

Michael Sokolov msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Fri Apr 1 12:56:52 CST 2005


woodelf <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:

> Hmm  My still is displaying March ... I think I'll change it tomorow and 
> skip the 1st :)

Seems like a good strategy. :-)  At least for those like me who hate April
Fool's Day with passion.

> PS ... I favor 13 months and a yearly leap day.

So how would you deal with the fact that a tropical year will *never*
divide evenly into days no matter how you twist and turn it?

In my calendar I've addressed this problem at its root: instead of starting
with the day as the basic unit and trying to pack days into years like other
calendars do (doomed to failure because of the above), I start with the year
as the basic unit (actual astronomically determined tropical years starting
at Ostara, the vernal equinox), divide the year into dates mathematically
(without regard to actual solar days), and then *map* days to dates as a
separate function.

MS



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