Re: Need another term for Julian date

Subject: Re: Need another term for Julian date
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 10:40:30 -0600

On 15 Oct 2002 at 14:35, Gregory Sweet wrote:

> I've come across the term Julian date in some documents I'm editing
> and the author cleary does not mean a Julian date. The author wants
> the number of days since the begining of the year, not the number of
> days since January 1, 4713 B.C.

Some of our dataloggers store the time stamp of the data as yyyy,
julian day, hours/minutes. We have always referred to this date as
either the Julian Day or day of year. Our customers don't seem to
have a problem with it.

(Not that it's necessarily correct, but it has always been our usage.)

Dana Worley

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