Gravitation simulation of planetary bodies
Planets is a simple interactive program for playing with simulations
of planetary systems. It is great for teaching gravitation on planet
The user interface is aimed at being simple enough for a fairly young
kid to enjoy it (it has a special kid-mode for this purpose).
planets for Debian
planets contains an example universe (see examples/README).
There is also a web forum at
where users can exchange interesting universes and talk about planets.
-- Martin Pitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mon Nov 24 00:39:24 CET 2003
How to install the example universe
uni.9 (in /usr/share/doc/planets/examples/) is a nice example universe for
planets. Copy this file to ~/.planets/ (the directory all universes are stored
in) and press 'l' and then '9' in the program to use it.
-- Martin Pitt <email@example.com>, Sat, 19 Apr 2003 12:21:46 +0200
planets - Gravitational simulation of planetary bodies
Planets is a simple interactive program for playing with sim‐
ulations of planetary systems. It is great teaching tool for
understanding how gravitation works on a planetary level.
The user interface is aimed at
planets (0.1.13-13) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Recompile with ocaml 3.12.1 (no sourc
0.1.10 - A number of small changes:
* cleaned up the makefile and .spec file. There is now a
- implement better approximation --- 4th order runge kutta would be a nice
This package was debianized by Martin Pitt <firstname.lastname@example.org> on
Thu, 10 Apr 2003 14:14:21 +0200.
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