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New Calculator to try

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by HotRod19579, Oct 16, 2013.

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  1. HotRod19579

    HotRod19579 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Round Rock, Texas
    The application uses a Microsoft API which allows the application to pass data to Excel. The application will detect errors when passing data to Excel and present the message that Excel is not installed. I will investigate to see if there is an API available for OpenOffice.
    Another option might be to export the data to a comma delimited file (.CSV). Will OpenOffice open CSV files? A shortcoming of .CSV files is that the data/columns would not be formatted.
     
  2. ccwaters

    ccwaters Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 31, 2013
    Minnesota USA
    What I mean is as an individual, you enter a list of all your flavorings you have available to you, once your list is complete the program searches through all the known recipes for matches of your flavors, it then displays these recipes you could potentially make with your on-hand ingredients. One recipe has 4 flavors, which you happen to have all four, so this recipe is displayed, the next one you may have 3 flavors, of 4 required, so this is listed second, and the listing of recipes may end with the last recipe which you might only have one of the required flavors.

    Basically you have a list of your flavors you have, the software then compares that list of flavors to known recipes, and if any matches, or partial matches exist it would display any recipes which you could potentially make out of your list of flavors.

    Hope I described it in a way which makes sense to you. I just think it would be cool to have a library of hundreds of recipes, and the program would search, and compare recipes to flavors on hand. Granted if you only have a few recipes or flavors this would probably not be real useful, but if you have a few hundred recipes entered, and were presented a list of specific recipes which you have everything on hand to try would be pretty nice.
     
  3. Spazzer

    Spazzer Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2013
    Upstate NY
    Yes, a CSV file should work fine.

    Thanks
     
  4. yo han

    yo han Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2008
    the Dutch mountains
    I can't seem to delete a recipe.
    I've made a "Default" recipe to use as my template (also set that in the options menu) and added a couple after that. Now when I want to delete a recipe other than the Default, it says it cannot be deleted because it is being used as the recipe template...
     
  5. HotRod19579

    HotRod19579 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Round Rock, Texas
    What version are you using. V2.1.0.13 fixed the problem you are describing.
     
  6. HotRod19579

    HotRod19579 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Round Rock, Texas
    Yo han, please let me know if the later version resolved the issue you were having.

    I also posted an update, V2.1.0.19. This version fixes an issue in the Modify Recipe window. An exception was being thrown if you were trying to modify a recipe that had a nicotine entry of "none".
     
  7. Dave_in_OK

    Dave_in_OK Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    San Antonio Texas
    HotRod not only to you have a great program but excellent support as well! :toast:
     
  8. HotRod19579

    HotRod19579 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Round Rock, Texas
    Thanks Dave. My goal is to have a calculator that meets everyone's needs.
     
  9. ccwaters

    ccwaters Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 31, 2013
    Minnesota USA
    I'm getting program quits responding and Winblows wants to close it every time I try to import a folder full of .rec files, it is a fairly large folder, and seems to shut down about 2/3 of the way through the list, I tried removing individual files from the directory, thinking maybe it didn't like the file/s but it did not help.

    I know at least 3 versions did not do this, but I'm not sure where/when it started.
    OS is Win 7 x64, I could try The horrible Win8 but I prefer not to even boot that nasty up..

    I also separated the files it seemed to hang on into another Dir, it does go through them with some missing ingredient/added errors

    Here is a sampling of the errors, it could be mistakes in the .rec, but haven't looked into them individually. Looking at them it seems to be adding repetitive entries?

     
  10. HotRod19579

    HotRod19579 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Round Rock, Texas
    I just sent you a pm.
     
  11. yo han

    yo han Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2008
    the Dutch mountains
    Yup, problem solved. Thanks!
     
  12. HotRod19579

    HotRod19579 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Round Rock, Texas
    The problem that ccwaters was having when importing .rec files from a directory has been resolved and the fix was posted with V2.1.0.20. While importing a very large volume of .rec files a Windows memory leak was being triggered. I found a way to avoid the issue and applied the fix.
     
  13. yo han

    yo han Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2008
    the Dutch mountains
    Holy crap! I've only updated to 2.1.0.18 yesterday and now we're already at v2.1.0.20?
    This thing updates more frequently than my virus protection tool ;)
     
  14. HotRod19579

    HotRod19579 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Round Rock, Texas
    Lol, I keep debating on bundling up changes but when someone has a change they want or I am fixing a problem that someone is having I keep leaning towards making it available ASAP.
     
  15. ccwaters

    ccwaters Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 31, 2013
    Minnesota USA
    Very cool, glad it helped you, and thanks, really appreciate what is really a nice program!
     
  16. ccwaters

    ccwaters Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 31, 2013
    Minnesota USA
    Really liking this program, as you already know, imports are now A-OK! Very Cool!

    I'm adding a screeny of something I noticed when searching, not quite sure how to treat this other then manual edits of ingredients, but maybe you could change it so it does not treat "Banana" as a different ingredient compared to "banana" in the recipe search function, is multiple entries for same ingredient.


    example.jpg
     
  17. HotRod19579

    HotRod19579 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Round Rock, Texas
    Early in the development I had to make the decision of treating all recipes and ingredients as case sensitive or ignore case. This decision effected edit checking to see if the recipe/ingredient already existed when adding a new one. Right or wrong I went the route of making everything case sensitive. What you are seeing in your screen image is that you have entered two ingredients, one called "Banana" and the other called "banana". I could change this if everyone feels that it should be changed however if I changed it now, I am not sure how to handle those ingredients/recipes that already exist. For instance you currently have two ingredients of B(b)anana. It is possible that the two ingredients have different attributes such as drops/ml, PG/VG percentage, etc... If I attempted to combine the two entries into one, one of conflicting attributes would need to change which could impact the recipes that you are using the ingredient in. Also, when combining which case sensitive name would be applied to the new entry? Thoughts?
     
  18. HotRod19579

    HotRod19579 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Round Rock, Texas
    I would like to solicit some input from those of you who are using the calculator. I would like to know if any of you run into the scenario I will describe below and if adding a new feature would be a benefit. Maybe it is only me that runs into this but I keep catching myself grabbing a piece of paper to do some calculations so that I can modify my recipe percentages.

    I will mix up a new recipe. I determine that I need to add a little of this or a little of that. I test this by putting 1ml into my CE5 and then add 1 drop of this or 2 drops of that. Now I want to adjust my recipe to reflect the changes I just made. This might involve
    - Calculate how much I increased the percentage of flavor X by or
    - Calculate what percentage of new flavor Y I just added to the recipe.

    I then catch myself with a piece of paper calculating what percentage 1 drop of X in the 1ml of base I used so that I can modify the recipe appropriately.

    Is this unique to me? Any suggestions on how I might prompt a user to input the new values?
     
  19. yo han

    yo han Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2008
    the Dutch mountains
    Just a thought and no idea if it's possible: when deleting an ingredient which is used in a recipe you could offer the possibility to substitute it with a different ingredient. That way he can delete "banana" and substitute it with "Banana" in all existing recipes.
     
  20. Dave_in_OK

    Dave_in_OK Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    San Antonio Texas
    You might add an adjustment column per ingredient for volume and percentage values which is defaulted to 0 but allows the user to input the tweaking amount. So that if the user adds a volume the adjusted percentage is reflected or if they add a percentage the volume is reflected. That then reflects those changes to total volume. And give the option to save with adjustments.
     

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