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Quarterly charts?

Started by kazarmy, July 04, 2021, 05:30:44 AM

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kazarmy

Currently it is not possible to see trends using a monthly chart because:

1. There's too much variability.
2. The number of days per month isn't constant.

Waiting for a year to elapse is too long. Therefore, can there be also quarterly charts in Simutrans i.e. charts showing data points for

Q1: Jan-Mar  Q2: Apr-Jun  Q3: Jul-Sep  Q4: Oct-Dec

?

I think it's possible to see quarterly performance year-over-year (e.g. Q1 performance this year compared to Q1 performance last year) just by eyeballing such a chart.

prissi

The months have exactly the same length, the length of the days are different. Time is just display, and has little relation with "real" time. You can even play Simutrans with three days per months setting.

You could also play with shorter month. At twice shortening, the yearly statistics become quarterly ones ...

kazarmy

Thanks for the reply! The bits_per_month setting doesn't seem to provide the kind of control that I want so I suppose the answer is somewhere in the source code.

kazarmy

Or maybe dropping bits_per_month by 2 does do what I want, but I also do want to keep the yearly statistics as they are now.