You can use a compiled version of the program in your computer if you want
to calculate Easter while you're offline.
The C version of Easter has different output options. It can display
Easter date, of course. But it also can display Ash Wednesday,
Palm Sunday, Lent, and even a complete calendar with all these.
Download easter-2.2.2.tar.gz (117 Kb)
and then compile it in your computer. You will need a C compiler along with
a libc library that supports the getopt function. The program should
compile out of the box in virtually any Unix system (I have trid it
in Linux and Solaris).
The Linux version of Easter can be downloaded from any
(formerly SunSITE) Linux mirror, in the apps/religion subdirectory.
If you prefer a precompiled version, there is a
Debian package of
Easter 2.2.0. It is packaged for Debian 2.2 (potato), with libc 2.1.2, in
a i386 architecture.
I would like to hear of DOS/Win users of Easter (it may be
difficult for them to get Easter running, but if I find
there are some, I'll try to make it easier).
- Peter Duffet-Smith, Practical Astronomy with your calculator,
Cambridge University Press, 1988.
- D.E. Knuth, The calculation of Easter, in Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery,
Vol. 5, 1962, pp. 209-210, ACM Press.
- T.H. O'Beirne, Puzzles and Paradoxes, chap. 10, London,
Oxford University Press, 1965.
- D.E. Knuth, The Art of Computing Programming, chap. 1,
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