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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi all,

*Last edited by gAr (2011-07-06 23:32:20)*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

Have you heard of Zeller's congruence? Yours is similar in some ways.

Would like to move this over to "Formulas." I do not think we have one in there.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Thanks for telling about that, I didn't know such a formula existed.

Okay, you may move it to "formulas".

I still can't explain the strange behaviour of my formula during leap years!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

What anomalous behaviour? Do you have an example?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

The behaviour which I mentioned in the postscript of post #1.

For leap years, subtraction is required only for the first 2 months, then it's alright!

E.g,

2004/01/13 - 3

2004/02/13 - 6

2004/03/13 - 6

May require a small correction, but unable find that.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I can not explain that either. Have you found any mistakes that the method makes?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Not able to find any!

When posting, I believed everything was fine.

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**123ronnie321****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-28
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In leap years February makes its contribution of one extra day - the 29th of Feb.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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That should affect months after february, not before.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi gAr

Is this your own formula and you want to verify that it works?

OR

a formula that you have found and you want to know why it works?

Bob

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi Bob,

It's my own formula which I derived today, not perfect yet.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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OK. I'm impressed!

But why not yet perfect?

Bob

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Thank you!

I think it's because the sequence I'm considering adds the extra day of the leap year to the next year, and not to the months after february of the leap year.

It may require some rearrangement of months, like moving out the first two months to the previous year, and moving in the two months of the next year, hmmm let me check that way!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

In Zeller's the year starts on Mar 1. That is a clue as to why you add to your first two. They are really the last two monts of the year!

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Yes, I'm thinking of that, we posted at the same time!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Yes, he has Jan and Feb as the last 2 months of the previous year.

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**123ronnie321****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-28
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Hi gAr,

If we consider 2 cases, the years 400 and the year 2000. then y would be the same for both cases. But that would be a contradiction right?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

You are not thinking in terms of mods. The days of the week could be the same for groups of years. There is no contradiction.

Modular equations can have an infinite number of solutions because as far as mod 7 is concerned { ...,-5,2,9,16,...} are all the same.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi 123ronnie321,

According to the rule to find leap year, the same set of calendars repeat every 400 years.

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**123ronnie321****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-28
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I am sorry. You are right!

Is there something wrong with this website -

http://www.calendarhome.com/cgi-bin/tyc … ppresshol=

http://www.calendarhome.com/cgi-bin/tyc … ppresshol=

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

Thanks for telling, I guess it was not followed those days.

I'll look at some history.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

The method you are using may not apply for those two dates. 400 AD is the Julian calendar and 2000 AD is the Gregorian. In 1752 they changed from the Julian to the Gregorian. About 12 days were lost. That might be the discrepancy.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Yes, thanks.

Would there be any further correction, say after 10000's of years.

I checked for 6666A.D, it works fine for that year.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not think so. Except that every 3000 years or so there is a loss of a day using the Gregorian calendar.

This is what I am using you will see a similarity with yours.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Okay.

I'll continue with the formula then. Let past 1600 be whatever it was!

Sakamoto's algorithm works great, very similar to mine!

I'll stop the duplication of work.

Thank you.

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