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[ascl:1206.005] bhint: High-precision integrator for stellar systems

bhint is a post-Newtonian, high-precision integrator for stellar systems surrounding a super-massive black hole. The algorithm makes use of the fact that the Keplerian orbits in such a potential can be calculated directly and are only weakly perturbed. For a given average number of steps per orbit, bhint is almost a factor of 100 more accurate than the standard Hermite method.

Code site:
https://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/download/software/
Appears in:
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008MNRAS.384..323L
Bibcode:
2012ascl.soft06005L

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