Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thinking about trade 3: In which I build a list of items the easy way

Turns out my shell service wasn't banned from eve-central after all. The issue was a bug which made it look exactly as though it was -- complete with realistic timeouts on connection attempts.

Anyhoo, I'm trying to build a list of item types which are worth trading. My eventual plan, if I can get it to work, is to move items between trade hubs, which is a high-volume, low-margin proposition, so I've decided somewhat arbitrarily that I can ignore any item which Jita moves less than a billion isk worth of per day. We know The Equation can be off by at least a factor of 9, so I'm having it drop items it thinks move less than 100m per day.

Which turns out to be quite a lot of them. My list of items with market groups, minus blueprints, comes out at around 9700 items. Watching the process run, I'm expecting the number it thinks are worth trading to be less than half of that.


  1. You might be interested in my latest project at EVE-Prosper. Been working with some ambitous filtering techniques that might serve what you need.

    1. I'll admit to not understanding how I would apply a filtering technique to this project.

      Also what a filtering technique is.

    2. Your work is filtering the market down to what you count as opportunities. I'm doing something similar to try and automate that hunt. Though our goals are a bit different, you may be interested in the methods to help identify opportunities.

      For instance, if something is peaking/sagging artificially in one market, this would be a perfect opportunity to cash in on the irregularly. If you could see the trend forming days before hand, you would have time to execute more efficiently.

      I'm still a bit hopeless on predictions, but we are getting better at pointing out "interesting irregularities"