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Solar System with test particles (C)

This example integrates all planets of the Solar System and 10000 test particles. The initial data comes from the NASA HORIZONS system and was saved to a binary file beforehand. The integrator used is WHFast with a 4 day timestep. Note that close encounters are not resolved. The OpenMP speedup you get depends on the compiler and CPU that you are using.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <math.h>
#include "rebound.h"

void heartbeat(struct reb_simulation* r);

int main(int argc, char* argv[]){
    struct reb_simulation* r = reb_create_simulation_from_binary("ss-2020-03-03.bin");
    // Setup constants
    r->dt           = 4./365.25*2.*M_PI;        // 4days
    r->integrator   = REB_INTEGRATOR_WHFAST;
    r->heartbeat    = heartbeat;
    r->N_active     = r->N;

    // Test Particles
    for (int i=0;i<10000;i++){
        double a = reb_random_uniform(r, 0.4,20.);
        double e = reb_random_uniform(r, 0.01,0.2);
        double omega = reb_random_uniform(r, 0.,2.*M_PI);
        double f = reb_random_uniform(r, 0.,2.*M_PI);
        struct reb_particle p = reb_tools_orbit_to_particle(1.,r->particles[0],0.,a,e,0.,0.,omega,f);
        reb_add(r, p);
    reb_integrate(r, INFINITY);

void heartbeat(struct reb_simulation* r){
    if (reb_output_check(r, 100.)){
        reb_output_timing(r, INFINITY);

This example is located in the directory examples/solar_system_with_testparticles