# java – End of the world, Mayan calendar (source)

## Question:

I got tired of hysteria about the end of the world and decided to get into Yandex and read about all this booth and discovered that all this hysteria is based on the Mayan calendar , the cycle of which is quite complex and ultimately leads to a more accurate determination of the length of the day.

Now the actual question – we all know a cloud of implementations of the Gregorian or Julian calendars, but is there somewhere an implementation of the Mayan calendar? The language is not very important, Java is of course better, but C # or C / C ++ are also fine.

I wanted to do some calculations, as they say 🙂

## Answer:

Oga, the source code arrived in time. The cunning guys have already made a hustle and bustle, made up the calendar, managed to generate the app and broke the bank :). Well done!

package org.maya.calendar.model;

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.GregorianCalendar;
import java.util.TimeZone;

/**
* Translates Gregorian <=> Maya calendar based on correlation point specified in constructor.
* Example:
* <pre>
* MayaCalendar mc = MayaCalendar.create (MayaCalendar.GMT_CORRELATION);
* mc.set (7,16,6,16,18);
* String gregorianDate = mc.toGregorianDate();
* </pre>
*/
public class MayaCalendar {

/**
* GMT (Goodman - Martinez - Thompson) correlation.
* Most commonly accepted according to Wikipedia.
*/
public static final int GMT_CORRELATION = 584283;

/** GMT+2 correlation (AKA Thompson - Lounsbury).
* most commonly accepted according to M.Coe */
public static final int THOMPSON_LOUNSBURY = 584285; //

private static final long MILLISECONDS_PER_DAY = 24L *60*60*1000;

private final SimpleDateFormat format = new SimpleDateFormat ("d MMM, yyyy G");
private final Calendar greatCycleStartDate;

private int daysSinceGreatCycle;

/** Constructs an instance of MayaCalendar based on given correlation number. */
public static MayaCalendar create(int correlationNumber) {
Calendar c = getJulianDate();

c.add (Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR, correlationNumber);

return new MayaCalendar(c);
}

private static Calendar getJulianDate() {
//http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_day_number => 12:00 January 1, 4713 BC, Monday
TimeZone mx = TimeZone.getTimeZone("MX"); // Mexico/Yucatan
GregorianCalendar c = (GregorianCalendar) Calendar.getInstance(mx);

// Switching to proleptic Gregorian calendar used by most Maya scholars (extend Georgian calendar prior to 1581)
//c.setGregorianChange(new Date(Long.MIN_VALUE));
c.set(Calendar.ERA, GregorianCalendar.BC);
c.set(Calendar.YEAR, 4713);
c.set(Calendar.MONTH, Calendar.JANUARY);
c.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, 1);
c.set(Calendar.HOUR_OF_DAY, 0);
c.set(Calendar.MINUTE, 0);
c.set(Calendar.SECOND, 0);
c.set(Calendar.MILLISECOND, 1);
return c;
}

/**
* @param correlationPoint Correlation point, beginning of the last Great Cycle in Maya calendar
*
* @see #create(int)
*
*/
public MayaCalendar (Calendar correlationDate) {
this.greatCycleStartDate = correlationDate;

format.setTimeZone(TimeZone.getTimeZone("MX"));
}

public int getDaysSinceGreatCycle() {
return daysSinceGreatCycle;
}

/** parses Date specified in Long Count format, e.g. "12.19.19.17.19" */
public void parseLongCountDate (String longCountDate) {
String [] components = longCountDate.split("\\.");
try {
if (components.length != 5)
throw new Exception("Expecting 5 numbers separated by dots");
int baktuns = Integer.valueOf(components[0]);
int katuns = Integer.valueOf(components[1]);
int tuns = Integer.valueOf(components[2]);
int winals = Integer.valueOf(components[3]);
int kins = Integer.valueOf(components[4]);
set (baktuns, katuns, tuns, winals, kins);
} catch (Throwable e) {
throw new IllegalArgumentException("Invalid long count date format: " + e.getMessage());
}
}

/** Set date to given long count date */
public void set (int baktuns, int katuns, int tuns, int uinals, int kins) {
assert MayaTimeUnit.Kin.toDays (1) == 1;
daysSinceGreatCycle =
MayaTimeUnit.Baktun.toDays (baktuns) +
MayaTimeUnit.Katun.toDays(katuns) +
MayaTimeUnit.Tun.toDays(tuns) +
MayaTimeUnit.Winal.toDays(uinals) +
kins;
}

/** Set date to a given Gregorian/Julian calendar date */
public void set (Calendar c) {
//long nDays = TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS.toDays(c.getTimeInMillis() - correlationPoint.getTimeInMillis());
long nDays = (c.getTimeInMillis() - greatCycleStartDate.getTimeInMillis()) / MILLISECONDS_PER_DAY;

if (nDays < 0)
throw new RuntimeException("Date is too small " + c.getTime());
if (nDays > Integer.MAX_VALUE)
throw new RuntimeException("Date is too large " + c.getTime());

daysSinceGreatCycle = (int) nDays;
}

/** @return Long count format int[5] = { baktun, katun, tun, winal, tin } */
public int[] toLongCount () {

int [] result = new int [5];
int date = daysSinceGreatCycle;
result [MayaTimeUnit.Baktun.ordinal()] = date / MayaTimeUnit.Baktun.numberOfDays; // baktuns
date = date % MayaTimeUnit.Baktun.numberOfDays;

result [MayaTimeUnit.Katun.ordinal()] = date / MayaTimeUnit.Katun.numberOfDays; // katun
date = date % MayaTimeUnit.Katun.numberOfDays;

result [MayaTimeUnit.Tun.ordinal()] = date / MayaTimeUnit.Tun.numberOfDays; // tun
date = date % MayaTimeUnit.Tun.numberOfDays;

result[MayaTimeUnit.Winal.ordinal()] = date / MayaTimeUnit.Winal.numberOfDays; // winal
result[MayaTimeUnit.Kin.ordinal()] = date % MayaTimeUnit.Winal.numberOfDays; // kin

return result;
}

/** @return day name number in Tzolk'in calendar, e.g. it returns 0 (Ajaw) for the day "4 Ajaw" */
public Tzolkin toTzolkinDayName () {
// The Tzolk'in date is counted forward from 4 Ajaw.
return Tzolkin.DAYS[(daysSinceGreatCycle + 19) % 20]; // relative to Ajaw
}

/** @return day number in Tzolk'in calendar, e.g. it returns 4 for the day "4 Ajaw" */
public int toTzolkinDayNumber () {
// The Tzolk'in date is counted forward from 4 Ajaw.
return (daysSinceGreatCycle + 4) % 13;
}

/** @return day name number in Haab calendar, e.g. it returns Yaxkin (5) for the day "14 Yaxk'in" */
public Haab toHaabDayName () {
int d = (daysSinceGreatCycle + 349) % 365;
return Haab.DAYS[d / 20];
}

/** @return day number in Haab calendar, e.g. it returns 14 for the day "14 Yaxk'in" */
public int toHaabDayNumber () {
int d = (daysSinceGreatCycle + 349) % 365;
return d % 20 - 1;
}

/** @return Long count representation of currently set date (e.g. "7.16.6.16.18") */
public String toLongCountString () {
int [] lc = toLongCount();
return String.valueOf(lc[0]) + '.' + lc[1] + '.' + lc[2] + '.' + lc[3] + '.' + lc[4];
}

/** @return Gregorian calendar representation of currently set date  */
public String toGregorianString () {
Calendar c = toGregorianDate ();
return format.format(c.getTime());
}

/** @return Converts currently defined date into Gregorian calendar */
public Calendar toGregorianDate () {
Calendar c = (Calendar)greatCycleStartDate.clone();
c.add(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR, daysSinceGreatCycle);
return c;
}

public int getCorrelationNumber () {
Calendar julianDate = getJulianDate();
Calendar date = toGregorianDate();
return (int) (( date.getTimeInMillis() - julianDate.getTimeInMillis()) / MILLISECONDS_PER_DAY );
}

public String toString () {
return format.format(greatCycleStartDate.getTime()) + " + " + String.valueOf(daysSinceGreatCycle);
}
}
Scroll to Top