Forum:Sector Data Layout
As part of the output for the PyRoute trade map generation system is the economic data. (E.g. Spinward Marches Sector/data). I've also been asked to include the base sector data (E.g. Spinward Marches) as a page in the wiki. I haven't been doing the latter because the Traveller Map site does such a good job of hosting the data.
But I've had it point out that we could host the data in a more wikified format than simple text files. For example: Zarushagar_Sector/data#Sorted_Data. You can still cut/paste from this format to other places (e.g. a spreadsheet) as it comes out as a tab delimited, which is the for specified for the data files originally.
So my plan is, unless someone has a new/better idea to have each sector processed by the trade route maps have two sub-pages:
- <sector>/sector data -> With the wikified sector data
- <sector>/economic data -> With the wikified economic data
So questions on the poll today.
- Do you even like the idea of the wikified data for each sector?
- Do you think the text mode article is useful enough to keep, or be used instead of, the wikified version?
- Should I also do this for the subsectors as well?
I haven't really got into the world data as yet so my comments may not be as informed as they might be.
I would think having the wikified data available ought to be useful. It should make it easier to get at data in different contexts without using spreadsheets, but you still have the option of using the spreadsheet. Would it also make it easier to create templates to pull out specific data for individual world articles?
I would only keep the text mode if it provides extra functionality. Otherwise, it would potentially be a second page that has to be updated if errors are spotted.
To me it would make sense to have the data available at subsector level. Could it be done by template from the sector data?
I think one of the big goals of the Wiki is to bring more data to the gamemasters out there. More is better than less. I think the added data adds value to the entries and the site overall. Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 01:48, 11 May 2015 (EDT)