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Parashar21 : What ? Why ? and How ?


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This presentation describes the philosophy, the features and the future plans that we have about the Parashar21 platform of Indian Astrology

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Parashar21 : What ? Why ? and How ?

  1. 1. Parashar21 What ? Why ? How ?
  2. 2. What is Parashar21 <ul><li>A Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whose members share an interest in fundamental research into the principle of astrology as practiced in India </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Belief </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That there exists a correlation between </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patterns in the positions planets and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Events in the life of an individual and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This correlation can be established if we could store and retrieve these patterns and events of multiple individuals who share a subset of these patterns and events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Technology Platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on Excel and Relational Database Management System ( RDBMS) technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That allows storage and retrieval of this data using SQL commands and a web based RDBMS </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How does one use Parashar21 <ul><li>Step 1 : Excel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the SmartChart spreadsheet to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generate the chart the basic chart </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Convert the basic chart into a sparse matrix </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translate the sparse matrix into a set of SQL commands that will store the data in an RDBMS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 2 : RDBMS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload the data into an RDBMS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 3 : Excel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the SmartChart spreadsheet to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generate SQL queries based on patterns or events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Step4 : RDBMS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify charts that meet query requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieve information to recreate original charts </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Where do we get these tools ? <ul><li>Excel “SmartChart” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is available for free download on this website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RDBMS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An MySQL database is available on this website for query purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Insertion / storage of data is restricted to designated individual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For personal research and unrestricted storage and retrieval of data, individuals can download and install either of these free products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MySQL : for high volume data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SQLite : for absolute ease of installation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why do we need a shared database ? <ul><li>Large number of charts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are necessary to validate any hypothesis connecting planetary patterns and life events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are NOT available with any one individual </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By pooling charts from all members of the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every member has access to all the charts and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every member can generate and test his or her own hypotheses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independently of others in the community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The shared database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stores “user generated content” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taps into the “wisdom of the crowd” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lays the foundation of a Web 2.0 community </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What exactly does the SmartChart do ? <ul><li>Generates planetary position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the Swiss Ephemeris program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates charts in the East India, South India and North India traditions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generates SQL statements to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert chart data into an RDBMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Query the RDBMS for charts that meets certain requirments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helps build a list of events in an individual's life </li></ul><ul><li>Generates SQL statements to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert event data into and RDBMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Query the RDBMS for charts that meets certain requirments </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. For Example : A Query Like this ... <ul><li>Is converted into </li></ul><ul><ul><li>select chartid from pac2 where kause = 'X19Y12' and chartid in (select chartid from pac2 where kause = 'X15YAV' and chartid in (select chartid from pac2 where kause = 'X17YAT' and chartid in (select chartid from pac2 where kause = 'X11Y53'))); </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Is there a price ? A fee ? For all this ... <ul><li>All tools are available free of cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SmartChart is available at this site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swiss Ephemeris, SQLite is available from other sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage of charts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free of cost ... in fact we welcome you to share your data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Retrieval of data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic chart data will be made available free of cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For queries generated using SmartChart Excel sheet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fees may be charged for other – yet to be defined – value added services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Should Lady Lakshmi decide to favour us, who are we turn her down ! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Why should ... <ul><li>YOU join Parashar21 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To meet others who are either adepts or enthusiasts in this science of patterns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To get access to horoscope charts for your own personal research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To enhance your own skill and confidence in this science. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To share your knowledge with others and earn the respect of your peers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WE be doing all this ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because we sincerely believe in the authenticity of this science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Because we believe that with tools like these we can take this science above and beyond what is possible at the moment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Because we like what we are doing and have the time on our hands to do what we like ! </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you ... <ul><li>For visiting and reading through this presentation .... </li></ul><ul><li>A Raguram Hebbar </li></ul><ul><li>Prithwis Mukerjee </li></ul><ul><li>batch of 1984, IIT KGP </li></ul>