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  SOFA Library Issue 2008-03-01 for Fortran 77

This is the master page for the SOFA Library Issue 2008-03-01 for Fortran 77. From here you can find your way to all the resources comprising this Issue, including notes and source download pages.


Issue 2008-03-01 is the fifth release of the SOFA Library for Fortran 77.


The complete SOFA Library source set is available in a single download bundle for Unix, Macintosh or Windows systems. This is the preferred method of obtaining the SOFA Library. The Fortran SOFA Library Issue 2008-03-01 is available to download in various formats.

Please note: Tarballs contain files with Unix line-terminations and Zip archives contain files with DOS line-terminations. Please download the appropriate file for your operating system.


The SOFA product documentation is available in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf) or plain ASCII text files to guarantee platform independence.The manual may be downloaded as a single file or in sections if you prefer.

  • Complete manual [pdf (307118 bytes), ASCII].
Sections (in order):
  • Title page [pdf (1520 bytes), ASCII].
  • Introduction [pdf (7026 bytes), ASCII].
  • Vector/Matrix library [pdf (6469 bytes), ASCII].
  • Astronomy Library [pdf (8607 bytes), ASCII].
  • Routine descriptions (Complete manual only).
  • Copyright notice [pdf (3468 bytes), ASCII].
  • Constants [pdf (1656 bytes), ASCII].
  • SOFA Board [pdf (1704 bytes), ASCII].
  • Changes [pdf (5267 bytes), ASCII] since the previous release.

A cookbook (232763 bytes) explaining how to use the SOFA routines that address Earth attitude (precession-nutation, Earth rotation etc.) is available with this release.


The source for the SOFA Library may be viewed from the complete list index. In addition the routines are indexed by section and subsection:
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