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*From*: David Bowman <dbowman@tiger.gtc.georgetown.ky.us>*Date*: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 13:10:48 EST

Concerning where Bob Carlson wrote:

...

To test for an ellipse of the form x^2/a^2 +y^2/b^2 = 1, you can try this:

...

I don't think that Tom had made it clear that the center of the possible

ellipse to be fitted to the (x,y) data was supposed to be at the origin,

nor that its principal axes were necessarily oriented along the x & y

coordinate axes. We may need more information here.

David Bowman

dbowman@gtc.georgetown.ky.us

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