Sharing Models, was: Intestinal Fortitude

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 12:26:02 MST

Spike said:
> We need to arrange a side session before or after Extro5 to discuss
> orbit mechanics and perhaps a site somewhere with a spreadsheet
> where anyone can go online and make first order calcs on their
> favorite SSTO scheme. How would this be done? If I write a
> spreadsheet to do the numbers, how easy is it to make it
> accessible to anyone?

It looks to me like all you have to do is stick it on a server
that is configured to serve .xls files. For example, Nicks server
served up a MS-Word file and my browser just popped it into Word
(great way to spread viruses...). What we really need in the
long run is an Excel -> Java or Mathematica -> Java converter.
I suspect this isn't particularly straight forward. I've wanted
to get my planetary dismantlement simulation into Java so people
could play with it for a long time.

Its easy for me to set up a server for you on one of my machines.
Unfortunately it looks like the domain is
already taken (:-)). You just gotta pick out a domain name and
register it (I use eNom). Alternatively you can use the ~username


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