weekday


weekday, a MATLAB code which can determine the day of the week corresponding to a given date; for instance, the battle of Hastings, on 14 October 1066 (Julian Calendar!), was a Saturday.

Licensing:

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

Languages:

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

Related Data and Programs:

calendar_nyt, a MATLAB library which shows the correspondence between dates and the New York Times volume and issue number;

calpak, a MATLAB library which makes various calendar calculations;

dates, a dataset directory which contains lists of dates in various calendar systems.

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.

test_values, a MATLAB code which supplies test values of various mathematical functions.

weekday_test

weekday_zeller, a MATLAB code which uses Zeller's congruence to determine the day of the week corresponding to a given date, such as 13 July 1989, Gregorian calendar, ... which was a Thursday.

Reference:

  1. Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson),
    To Find the Day of the Week for Any Given Date,
    Nature,
    Volume 35, Number 909, 31 March 1887, page 517.
  2. Gary Meisters,
    Lewis Carroll's Day-of-the-Week Algorithm,
    Math Horizons,
    November 2002, pages 24-25.
  3. Edward Reingold, Nachum Dershowitz,
    Calendrical Calculations: The Millennium Edition,
    Cambridge University Press, 2001,
    ISBN: 0-521-77752-6,
    LC: CE12.R45.
  4. Edward Richards,
    Mapping Time, The Calendar and Its History,
    Oxford, 1999,
    ISBN: 0-19-850413-6,
    LC: CE11.R5.

Source Code:


Last revised on 21 June 2021.