SOFA (astronomy)

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SOFA software libraries
Stable release
2018-01-30 / 2018-01-30
Written in C and Fortran
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Numerical library
License SOFA Software License

The SOFA (Standards of Fundamental Astronomy) software libraries are a collection of subroutines that implement official International Astronomical Union algorithms for astronomical computations.

As of February 2009 they are available in both Fortran and C source code format.


The subroutines in the libraries cover the following areas:


As of the February 2009 release, SOFA licensing changed to allow use for any purpose, provided certain requirements are met.[1] Previously, commercial usage was specifically excluded and required written agreement of the SOFA board.[2]

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