by moritz at 199.86/26:245 GCT
I am pleased to announce the community Tau Station Education Manager.
On the surface, it just looks like a list of courses, which in itself is already pretty useful.
But there is more:
But wait, there is even more!
When you tell the page which courses you have completed, it can do much more for you.
Go to your character page, and copy the contents of the
Education section, starting from Enrolled in. (Or, if you're lazy, copy the whole page.) Then go to the bottom of the education
manager page, and paste the previously copied
text there, and click on Apply.
Now the Status column of the course list shows ✔ for finished courses, ⌚ for courses in progress,
✖ for courses that are not yet available due to missing prerequisites, and nothing for courses
you are eligible for.
The filter at the top, which defaults to "Show all", can now be used to filter the list by course
state, which is very useful for planning your further education.
The course state is stored purely in your browser, and is automatically
loaded when you visit the page on a later date. So if you play on multiple devices, like on desktop
and mobile, you have to manage your courses on each device (actually on each browser) separately.
When a course finishes, you can either re-import the current state from your profile page,
or manually set the course state in each course's detail view.
Let's look at some possible use cases, and how to use the manager to help you with them.
Filter by courses you are eligible for. Then click on Cost column to sort by cost, and
look at the courses on the top of the list.
Filter by courses you are eligible for. Then select the checkbox below the
column heading Moi, short for Moissan.
Click on the course name. The pop-up shows a list of prerequisites, along with their status,
You can see that Introduction to Ship Engineering is the next course to take. Click on
the course name to see where it is available.
The education manager has truly been a community project, with code contributions from
and data contributions from
... and possibly others whose contributions I forgot to track. My apologies.
The source code lives on GitHub, and
we welcome contributions from everybody.
by StarGazer at 200.00/75:801 GCT
Replying to: Announcing the Tau Station Education Manager
All of my respect, everyone! Really nice, we will add this cool tool/site to the fan list as well.
Thanks a lot!
by Suryavarman-III at 200.21/80:723 GCT
thanks a lot ! very useful
You finished 19 courses out of 81.
You have spent at least 52,980 credits on your education.
a long way to go - especially when I consider that I financed a lot of those courses by starving myself and selling my rations.
It would be great if you could add some community info to the pop-up with the course details - "what are the direct benefits from this course ?" for example, I'm still kicking myself for taking the business courses, can't see what they were good for.
Great tool, thanks.
Nice that you can customise the list with info from the game itself, well done.
by Dotsent at 200.21/97:958 GCT
(edited by Dotsent at 200.21/98:007 GCT)
Replying to: Re: Announcing the Tau Station Education Manager
As for your suggestion about the community info - this is already happening for some courses, it's just that we often lack information on the exact benefits of the course.
Example of such existing info:
Understand jump gate construction to increase jump gate travel speed.
Reduces Jump Gate travel time by 20%. Leaves fuel consumption constant.
The second line there is information from community. If you have any additional info that's missing there - please ping moritz or comment in this thread!