Taking a stab at the composition, there are a few things we might be able to ascertain, assuming we have enough data from the boxel as a whole, and assuming we can draw some tentative conclusions from "similar" boxels. (btw, I'm operating under the assumption that you are familiar with my usage of 'boxel')Yeah, that's a really tough call. There's no "flag" to specifically mark them as such in the journals. So we would have to make assumptions based on orbital parameters, etc. Since that one has a high eccentricity, that does make it a good candidate. However those can also occur due to interactions with another body, which may have been ejected.
But looking at the composition could certainly be valid too. We just have no way to verify any meaning behind it.
So really the best I can do is make spreadsheet reports based on certain features, such as the inclination or eccentricity, and leave it to the viewer to decide what the meaning of those values are.
I'll get the helium percentage of one gas giant per system that has one and get the average per boxel by taking the helium levels of each of those systems and dividing by the number of those systems. I also record the boxel highest and lowest. I've also set my script to prefer gas giants that don't have life, whenever possible. (They will always have slightly less helium, which skews the numbers very slightly. I'm fairly sure that every system has a set helium/hydrogen percentage, and that gg w/life subtracts from that.)EDIT: For Helium, how are you determining the boxel content? Average percentage of the gas giants, or something along those lines?
But I hear that there is something more behind the "XX-X" for the first time. Albeit I have suspected it since I had some long term plans to analyse it.'m assuming boxels in this case refer to specific sets of "XX-X m" patterns (letter codes plus mass code)
The Sector Naming article on the DISC wiki is the best explanation.What is a boxel?
Your latter two examples are imported catalogue systems, not procedurally generated, so yeah. Your first example might be off, as the "sector" named systems are all overrides of the procedurally generated names, in a certain distance of a point. So while procedurally generated sectors (for example, Synuefe, Wregoe) are boxes, override sectors (NGC 6067 Sector) are spheres. (There are times when some of them overlap though, and they take parts out of another.) They still have their original names in the game, but most of the time, that'll turn out different than the new one, so you can't assume that Happy Hippo Sector ZU-F c4-20 would be Blu Aec ZU-F c4-20.Also, is my assumption correct that this "works" just for names like "NGC 6067 Sector ZU-Y d31" but not "V1292 Scorpii" or "CD-23 13397"?
Neat! If you want to try a test case, might I suggest the sector "Scaulua"? That's the cube the showed up left of Colonia during DW2, and I made a large scale survey of every E, F, G, and H boxel in the sector. So you'll have a bit over 4000 complete system scans to work with. And though I didn't scan 100% of every boxel (that would be... hard.) a part of my surveying pattern is to identify and scan the last numbered system in a given boxel. So you will also get an accurate system count for E and up in Scaulua.I may play with scripting something up to look at the boxels, but I suspect I'll have to have a cutoff based on mass code or something. That is, analyze D-mass and above, or something similar. I'm just not sure yet. I want to avoid making lots of spreadsheets that have tens of millions of rows, but I'm not sure how the existing data will break down yet. Clearly there's an upper limit based on the number of star systems.
"Boxel","Systems","Age Avg","Age Min","Age Max","Hydrogen Avg","Hydrogen Min","Hydrogen Max","Helium Avg","Helium Min","Helium Max","Total Stars","Avg Stars","Min Stars","Max Stars","Total Planets","Avg Planets","Min Planets","Max Planets","Total Gas Giants","Avg Gas Giants","Min Gas Giants","Max Gas Giants","Total Terrestrial Bodies","Avg Terrestrial Bodies","Min Terrestrial Bodies","Max Terrestrial Bodies","Avg X","Avg Y","Avg Z","Min X","Min Y","Min Z","Max X","Max Y","Max Z" "Oephail LG-Y e","192","206.84","2","1726","76.09","76.0689","76.13","23.89","23.86","23.93","334","1.74","1","7","36","0.19","0","5","7","0.04","0","1","29","0.15","0","5","7534.04","51.78","17092.64","7455.22","-23.44","17016.00","7612.81","133.81","17174.30"
E & up might be interesting. I can tell you that I've 100% scanned 5208 systems in Scaulua. 5209 if you count Scaulua OY-R e4-15, but even though I went back there a second time to be sure, it never outputted the FSSAllBodiesFound in the journal no matter what I did.Some initial tests, using Oephail and Scaulua:
Oephail has 3002 systems in 2062 boxels. Limiting to d-mass or higher returns 548 boxels. Limiting instead to boxels of 10+ systems returns 11 boxels.
Scaulua has 5999 systems in 2335 boxels. Limiting to d-mass or higher returns 1684 boxels. Limiting instead to boxels of 10+ systems returns 67 boxels.
I may have to just use the system count as a threshold for it to have interesting results, unless we want to tighten the mass codes to e+ or something like that.
Looking at it now.. something odd is happening with the helium / hydrogen average, at least in some of the boxels... How is the average being calculated? An example of a problem boxel is Wepooe EA-A e, where the average is lower than both the maximum and the minimum.OK, here's a test run across the whole galaxy, limited only by mass code, e+. The mass code limitation allows the initial lookup of system IDs to be filtered by name, making the script run in a pretty short time. This results in a spreadsheet of 376,367 boxels:
That's strange. Probably a stupid typo in the code, or something, or referencing the wrong variable. I'll look.Looking at it now.. something odd is happening with the helium / hydrogen average, at least in some of the boxels... How is the average being calculated? An example of a problem boxel is Wepooe EA-A e, where the average is lower than both the maximum and the minimum.
Yep, I could add total bodies. I'll probably add all three, average, min, max.A request: Would it be difficult to add a column for the system with largest number of bodies in a given boxel? (Not the name of the system. Just the number of bodies in the one that has the most, both stars and planets) I have a hypothesis I want to test.
Another useful field would be one that just shows the boxel letter. (To filter out the H's, E's, whatever)