Version 1.0 of Whiplash's Privateer Trade Profit Calculator has been released! It's currently an Excel macro that will give you price info, profit estimates for a given commodity, and overall trading tips to get you the most credits no matter where you are and where you're going. The functionality is already all there to help you maximize your Privateer game now, but Whiplash is also partly using this as a test version to prove out the program's usefulness and solicit more ideas. In the long term, the goal is to make this a mobile app or web-enabled program so that pilots can use the included info as a companion while flying around Gemini. Try the calculator out for yourself here (60 kB xlsm zip)!
Right, I'm ready to share the first version! Note that it is a macro-enable Excel file, so if you are uncomfortable about macro security, don't feel obligated to run the file. I promise there are no nasties present though.
I've not protected anything, so you can look at my code, pick it apart and make comments to you heart's content. (Note that anyone who knows anything about programming will probably do well not to pay to much attention to my badly-written scribbles for fear of getting a heart attack).
If you can find ways to make it better, by all means do so. Any suggestions are welcome!