Explanation 17x17 magic square
The 17x17 magic square is odd and a prime number. To construct a 17x17 magic square use the same methods to construct a 5x5, 7x7, 11x11 and 13x13 magic square. Most perfect magic 17x17 square is panmagic and symmetric.
For more detailed explanation see the 5x5 magic square.
The methods to construct an 17x17 magic square are:
With the first three methods you can construct simple, symmetric 17x17 magic squares.
Use the shift method to construct panmagic 17x17 squares.
The ultra magic 17x17 square is panmagic and symmetric.
Concentric and ultra 15x15 in 17x17 are specials .