This library is designed to access the binary planetary ephemeris files, such INPOPxx, JPL DExxx and SPICE ephemeris files.
This library provides a C Application Programming Interface (API) and, optionally, Fortran 77/2003, Python 2/3 and octave/Matlab interfaces to be called by the application
This software is an open-source product distributed under three distinct licenses giving you the choice of one of the three following sets of free software/open source licensing terms. This allows the use of our code in as wide a variety of software projects as possible.
This software is governed by the CECILL-C, CECILL-B or CECILL version 2.1 license under French law and abiding by the rules of distribution of free software. You can use, modify and/or redistribute the software under the terms of the CeCILL-C, CeCILL-B or CeCILL license as circulated by CEA, CNRS and INRIA at the following URL http://www.cecill.info.
Latest stable version
- Version 3.4.0 (August 2019)
Octave package calcephoct-3.4.0.tar.gz
- Add the function calceph_isthreadsafe.
- Multiple threads can now access the same ephemeris descriptor if the function calceph_isthreadsafe returns 1. Fortran and C examples (f2003parallel.f, cparallel.c), written using OpenMP, are available in the folder examples.
- Fix an error if multiple SPICE kernels are loaded for the same objects over different time-span.
- Fix the MinGW Makefiles if the variable MAKE contains spaces.
- Support the segment 5 and 18 in the SPICE kernel file.
- Support the euler angles for the orientation stored in a text PCK files (BODY..._POLE_RA, BODY..._POLE_DE, BODY..._POLE_PM, BODY..._NUT_PREC_...).
- Support the frame 17 (ECLIPJ2000) in the SPICE kernel file.
- Add the utilities calceph_queryposition and calceph_queryorientation.
- Previous releases
The installation steps for various operating system are described in the following links.
- Quick instructions for installing on a Unix-like system (Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, cygwin, ...)
- Details instructions for installing on a Unix-like system (Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, cygwin, ...)
- Installation on Windows system using the Visual C++ compiler
- Installation on Windows system using the MinGW
The following interfaces for CALCEPH are available :
- Julia interface : CALCEPH.jl.
The library is written by the research team Astronomie et Systèmes Dynamiques (CNRS - Observatoire de Paris - IMCCE).
For all comments concerning these pages, contact the authors : email@example.com.
Last update Thursday 07 November 2019