Small Basic - Zodiac Sign Update


My first version of zodiac sign program in Small Basic was for Challenge of the Month - January 2013.  This year, I updated the program with a new tool program.

The tool name is Get List of Stars from Wikipedia (ZSF735).  The last time, I read and typed constellation data from Wikipedia.  But now this program can do so.

I copied the output above to the zodiac sign program and it became the new one (RVG849-1).

I'd like to update these tool and zodiac program every month this year.

Have fun with Small and Basic power!

Comments (12)

  1. Tryhest says:

    nice work nonki))

    I extended ur app to display more stars

    use wheel to scroll around sky

    code:RVG849-2

    -used LDArray to speed up redraw

    -removed shapes - too slow

  2. Wow this is really cool!

    And great additions, Tryhest!

  3. Tryhest says:

    tx Ed))

    updated and changed features on first nonki wikistar app: RVR331

    -combobox of star names

    -added display stars

    -added zoom and pan elevation by mousewheel

    usage:

    1)select constel. name from combobox

    2) press LIST

    3)press SHOW to show stars

    while stars are shown u can use mousewheel to adjust elevation

    or CTRL+wheel to zoom in/out

    use ctrl+resize window to move controls to right corner

    beware it blocks app, if so press winkey 2x to unblock( happens on win8.1)

    enjoy!

  4. Tryhest, nice try!

    For SB 1.2, RVG849-2 need following code in dstarr().

       If mag = "" Then

         d = 2

       Else

         d = 20 / mag

       EndIf

  5. Tryhest, I modified your RVR331 as RVR331-0.

    (1) to avoid divided by zero in SB 1.2

    (2) to remove FC Extensions (use only LitDev Extensions)

  6. I created a thread in Small Basic forum to follow up this post.

    social.msdn.microsoft.com/.../zodiac-sign-gallery

  7. anonymouscommenter says:

    Instead of slow shapes you could use images from Stellarium http://www.stellarium.org/ (recently updated to 0.14.2) which are in C:Program FilesStellariumskyculturesSUBS

  8. Awesome. I love how this community helps each other!

  9. Tryhest says:

    Zodiac stars/viewer:

    1) create DB by this file: KTG313

    2) viewer:RVM680

    LD xtension required as usual))

  10. Tryhest says:

    spherical sky viewer: VGC117

    use mswheel to spin the sky around

  11. Tryhest says:

    saturn rings: MXH486

    use wheel to scroll around rings

  12. Wow, these are cool viewers. Thanks, Tryhest!

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