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    Orbits of planets

    Alright, I believe I comprehend now. I'm just curious but how do you personally go about the former?
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    Orbits of planets

    Correct. As I get the basics of each system down, I will then make it more complex. (Adding the orbits of systems around a central mass, etc.). What is an example you were thinking of though? I think what I'm going for is the ability to actually do both, but mostly the latter.
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    Orbits of planets

    Nevermind; I have found it. What I'm wanting to do is be able to generate, for example, 1000 systems in a matter of minutes and collect them in a database using PHP. It could be the basis for a game engine for text-based or browser-based games (which are more realistic).
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    Orbits of planets

    No. What is it programmed with?
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    Orbits of planets

    Alright, thank-you. I really want to create a star system generator someday.
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    Orbits of planets

    Do you have advice on what physical laws I should integrate into my system?
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    Orbits of planets

    I will be wanting to create a coordinate system where you can tell the specific location of the planet at a given time, which I would denote p(t). I would need to know either the eccentricity or semi-minor axis. Is there any pattern to semi-minor axes/eccentricity of planets?
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    Orbits of planets

    Thank you very much! This will help a lot!
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    Orbits of planets

    As my state (Indiana) has removed Astronomy from the curriculum, my school no longer offers it. I have taken AP Physics B and that is my best knowledge provided by the modern school system, so I apologize ahead of time for any low-level or simple questions. I am wanting to know the equations...
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