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    Re: how are the tables for declination generated ? equation ? etc......
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2005 Feb 12, 07:19 EST
    Courtney, you wrote:
    "I have a couple of old calculators laying about unused, e.g. TI-82 and
    HP-28C. Used to have an HP-97 that had programmable cards and a small
    In that case (putting the unused hardware to good use), I would say go with Bill Murdoch's excellent and detailed instructions posted to the list a few hours ago. It's Sun-only, but it'll get you where you're going.
    " I have a small network at home with several machines running
    FreeBSD, Linux [several flavors], Novell, SCO, MS Windows [several
    flavors], etc.."
    Cool. :-) I've got two Linux flavors, two Windows flavors, and two MacOS flavors. But only three machines :-(. When I see people collecting old editions of Bowditch's Navigator, I wonder whether there will be similar collections of today's computer operating systems in 200 years... or sooner.
    And you wrote:
    "I've done a little programming but it's not my trade. I have a
    familiarity with Fortran, Pascal, Basic, ASM, & C"
    Not that it's relevant to the calculator coding task, but I have to mention my favorite coding environment for the past couple of years. It's called Realbasic. Do you know it? Very nice, modern Basic with unbelievably good cross-platform compilation. You can code under Windows or Mac and compile for Windows, Mac9.x, MacOSX, or Linux. No kidding. It works.
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
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