Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Parashar21 in Python

Have decided to resurrect Parashar21 on a new platform that would facilitate the automation of the search for patterns in a horoscope. From user-friendly MS-Excel, I am in the process of migrating to Python3 and instead of running on desktop this will run on the Google Colab platform. To see how to use this free, yet immensely powerful platform you may read this guide.

These are early days. The foundational application that converts Birth Date/Time/Location to planetary longitudes has been reintegrated with the Swiss Ephemeris. The positional ( and retrograde) information is being used in the second, analysis program. If you are comfortable with Colab and know Python you may take a look at the two notebooks here. Hopefully in the next few weeks we will have the full functionality of the original Excel app. [ Update - 11 Nov 18 - here are the latest files ]

The current version of the Swiss Ephemeris program is 2.07 while the Excel application, uses version 1.67. This introduces approximate 2 degree difference in the fast moving Lagna (Ascendant) position.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Another bug fix !

There was a typo error in the Nakshatra calculation formulae. This has been fixed in the Jan 2013 update. In the process recreated the server based programs and database on x10hosting.com Hope this free service lasts for some time.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Serious Bug Fix !

While the project is dormant, I do get requests to cast horoscope charts for friends and in the course of doing so I discovered a mathematical error that would have led to erroneous Vimsottari Dasha calculation in some cases.
If you had hit the problem you would have known about it right away since the screen would be full of obvious trash -- so if you have not had problems so far, you would be safe. But that does not mean you would not hit the error condition in the future, so suggest that you download the correct version right now from this link : P21-SmartChartBeta-v04-Nov2011
Jai Parashar

Friday, September 2, 2011

Project is currently dormant !

The Parashar21 project is currently in cold storage ! However this website is a record of some exciting things that we had done together and hence I have left it as it is.

The final version of the standalone Excel based horoscope casting software is available by following the link on the left panel. The second image from the top. Other versions referred to in this blog are obsolete and have been preserved for historical nostalgia.

There is a wiki based user manual for using the standalone software and you access it by following the link on the left panel.

The programs to store and retrieve horoscope charts are also available but I do not have a free website to host the MySQL database anymore to store the data. Nor do I have sufficient number of horoscope charts to make any meaningful analysis even though I believe that my algorithm will work ! Hence the upload and retrieval part of the Excel spreadsheet will not work any more. ( Believe me, they used to work beautifully)

Someday, we shall revive this software but till then this is all that I can offer the reader.

Jai Parashar

Friday, April 3, 2009

Parashar21 : Two Milestones on the Web

Two major milestones were achieved today.

First : the Parashar21 data can now be stored and retrieved from a web based mySQL database hosted at on Surge8.

Until we get the web based MySQL available to the general public, you can check out the SQL generated in the SmartChart by downloading SQLITE [ a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine ] and using it on your machine.

Second : We have created a Social Network for Parashar21 on the NING platform. You may please visit and join the network if you are interested in research into Astrology patterns.

Jai Parashar.