It's truly amazing what you all do. Whether it's calculating the average density of the stone pillars in Hueco Mundo, disproving or validating FTL feats, or how much force is behind a Kamehameha it's astounding what goes occurs on this site and the OBD wiki. One question that I have been asking myself over and over since I realized there was a dedicated calculation community is: What do you think of the idea of fictional calculation software that makes this process very accessible to a non math person? I'm asking because I'm interested in making such software. However, I have identified non technical issues surrounding such software that I want to address with the community before serious resources go towards its development. Pride. I swear some of you are currently or could very well be science and math professors. James Kakalios would be proud. The point is that to do such involved calcs demands a certain level of skill and finesse. Exhibiting said skills can be a source of pride. Would a program that makes such a process accessible to the masses infringe on this pride? Would I hear vet calculators scream from the mountaintops how such a program is ruining their community now that Newb Ownerton is coming up with density and force values out his ass saying he used the calculator? Is This a Solution For a Real Problem? Meaning if I did go about and create the 'Ultimate Fictional Calculator' would people even want it? Would anyone give a damn? How many non calcs who use this site wish they had the time and/or skill to cross over to the hardcore math realm? Or is calculation more so a spectator event in which everyone likes to watch but no one wants to get involved? What Would You Want? The only thing I am dead set on is accessibility. Aside from that, what would you like to see in this hypothetical fictional calculator? Built in indexes for averages? A graphical interface that resembles a 2D sidescroller? Let me know! I just don't want to build something no one wants.