doomsday, a MATLAB code which is given the year, month and day of a date, and uses John Conway's doomsday algorithm to determine the corresponding day of the week.


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


doomsday is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

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  1. Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson),
    To Find the Day of the Week for Any Given Date,
    Nature, 31 March 1887.
  2. John Conway,
    Tomorrow is the Day After Doomsday,
    Volume 36, October 1973, pages 28-31.
  3. Gary Meisters,
    Lewis Carroll's Day-of-the-Week Algorithm,
    Math Horizons,
    November 2002, pages 24-25.

Source Code:

Last revised on 07 January 2019.