Edited by: Wind Jammer on 01/09/2011 23:25:29
Here is a my new online webapp, the EVE Atomizer. It's worth saying here that it's a tool for a niche group of traders and industrialists and most people won't find much use for it.
The Atomizer has taken every item in Eve that can be constructed/refined/created in some way and broken it down, all the way down to the moon minerals, PI minerals, plain minerals, salvage, etc, that are composed into building the item. In a nutshell it can tell you how much of a (say) Jump Freighter is made of Technetium. Inversely, we also use that data and tell you where those minerals are most used as well. The idea is that there is often much talk in M&D about price changes, but little talk of where the consequences hit.
If you're an industrialist, it's about finding out what items you are most exposed to.
If you're a trader, it's about finding out what the repercussions of market movements might be.
I'll walk through a few examples.
Let's have a look at Nocxium, which was subject to a 300% rise last year Searching for Nocx in the Atomizer (beware: this may take 30secs to come back!) shows a list of items that are most exposed to Nocxium - i.e. the items made up the most of it The data shows us that mining crystals are most exposed, in particular the Mercoxit Mining Crystal II, of which the selling price is made up of 99.79% Nocxium. The idea here is, if you believe a mineral or material is at the beginning of a Nocxium-like rise, you can easily find the heavily exposed items to buy up, knowing the price will follow.
The search also reveals what products are made of. This isn't terribly useful for T1 gear, but quite interesting for anything that is made from moon minerals of PI material. Let's imagine you spend your life inventing and building Minmatar T2 ships. Even though you build a lot of different ships, the ingredients are similar, so you're going to be exposed to price changes on a relatively narrow group of materials. So let's search for Wolf and see what's in it. Fernite Carbide-based components are top, with Technetium not far behind. The idea here is that the industrialist is made aware of what his operations are most exposed to.
One final example, let's check out Robotics, another product that has seen a huge price rise. Robotics is both made up of and a part in other items, so there is data in both tables. We can see all the P2s, P1s, P0s that go into making robotics, as well as the P4s and other manufacturable items that Robotics goes into producing.
A few notes about the Atomizer processes:
All quantities/values/proportions of manufacturable items are based on using a ME 0 blueprint with a PE skill of 0. Even T2 items are calculated using a ME of 0.
All items that can be made using a blueprint, all items involved in PI, and all reactor-able items are included in the Atomizer.
POS fuel is not factored in
The proportion column, in both tables, is a based on the value of the item in question as a proportion of the sell price of the containing item. Where n/a is shown, it's because we couldn't get a price from Eve Central of because the item cannot be sold on the market.
Some notes about the Atomizer:
This software is beta!
We'd normally run the Atomizer everyday along with new price data from Eve Central to calculate new proprtions/values. However, the current version runs very close to blowing my CPU quota on Google's App Engine. It'll probably run every few days instead until I can work out a way of making it more efficient.
Searching for items such as Tritanium, which are in a lot of products, will be slow!
This is only the first public version. Many changes are planned, as well as new features such as filtering out groups of items, an aggregate item search and more querying.
So that's it guys. Your feedback is much appreciated.
TL;DR version:This probably isn't for you.