Hi all,

I have just released a new version of https://www.etoiles-industries.org/plan, my blueprint calculator.

The main new feature is a new ore/ice compression optimization engine.

When you have to figure out the compressed ores needed to build something, you can use a linear solver as the one in Excel. This gives you an exact solution but without taking into account the market price.

Our engine finds the combination of compressed ores that gives you at least the needed ores but with the lowest buy price.

Let’s take an example. You need:

Isogen x314825

Megacyte x5741

Mexallon x1267395

Nocxium x44965

Pyerite x5151413

Tritanium x5085875

Zydrine x30247

The website computes this solution https://www.etoiles-industries.org/plan/fxbCv82D

Compressed Crimson Arkonor 1

Compressed Monoclinic Bistot 63

Compressed Onyx Ochre 191

Compressed Vitric Hedbergite 290

Compressed Rich Plagioclase 12987

Compressed Condensed Scordite 11290

A linear solver would give:

Compressed Bistot 284

Compressed Jaspet 803

Compressed Omber 6735

Compressed Plagioclase 13223

Compressed Scordite 2

If you estimate the compressed ores prices between the two solutions: 207M ISK and 342M ISK

(https://evepraisal.com/a/t55gx and https://evepraisal.com/a/t55gr). That’s a 40% difference.

There is still enhancements needed for example to filter out some type of compressed ores.

o7

Zan