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Re: GreatCircleDistance

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  • Subject: [mg102367] Re: GreatCircleDistance
  • From: Roland Franzius <roland.franzius at uos.de>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 05:28:48 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h5bk4p$hkg$1@smc.vnet.net>

Kevin J. McCann schrieb:
> When I type
> 
> ?GreatCircleDistance
> 
> I get
> 
> System`GreatCircleDistance
> 
> Attributes[GreatCircleDistance]={Protected,ReadProtected}
> 
> Yet there is no entry in the Documentation or on the website. Any ideas?

In the Geodesy package there are two distance functions SpericalDistance 
and SpheroidalDistance.

Perhaps it is a primitve in the demo

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ShortestPathBetweenTwoPointsOnASphere/

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Roland Franzius


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