GALAXY(6)GALAXY(6)

## NAME

galaxy – representations of n-body simulations

## DESCRIPTION

Files of this format are interpreted by
*galaxy*(1)

`MKBODY`

The rest of the line must contain 5 white space delimited double-precision floating point numbers. They represent a body’s x coordinate, y coordinate, x velocity component, y velocity component, and size respectively.

`ORIG`

The rest of the line must contain 2 white space delimited
double-precision floating point numbers. They represent
the current location of the origin with respect to the
view window of
*galaxy*(1).

`DT`

The rest of the line must contain a double-precision floating point number which determines the time-scale of the simulation.

`SCALE`

The rest of the line must contain a double-precision floating point number which determines the scale of the view of the simulation.

`GRAV`

The rest of the line must contain a double-precision floating point number which determines the gravitational constant of the simulation.