If I am correct, you are updating the Greek Ikariam wiki, in particular the Buildings pages? If so, you may want to add the Building Construction time formula in place of what I have for the time needed to upgraded the buildings. I will soon be changing all of our building upgrade times to use the formula, when I finish the 99,999,999 other project on this wiki.
Sadly, we do not have the formula for the Sea Chart Archive nor the Pirate Fortress, as they are the 2 newest buildings and were added after the person that figured out the formulas had quit editing the wiki.
If you do use the formula, be sure to check each level's accumulated time as they may be off by a second from using the OLD way of getting the time which was cumbersome and was easily lost during the process.
The Build Time formula is 100% correct except where it is noted. (The lower levels of a few buildings were added to the in-game tutorial and had their build times reduced as a result)
I only mention this as it will save you time in the LONG run.
My intention is to create a standard page of the wiki with this table of coeffients.
I managed to figure out the coeffients for Sea Chart Archive but the Pirates don't follow any formula. If you see the chart created from the times and levels it is fuzzy.
By this chance, I would like to inform you that I have created a Javascript script where it produces all the tables for all the buildings. At the moment, I have implemented it in my profile and it looks that it works just fine. Also, the admin of the Greek Wiki implemented an older version of it in the wiki-wide wikia.js that supports just 6 buildings and it was approved. My intention is to implement it wiki-wide when it will be completely debugged.
I copied your numbers for the Sea Chart Archive and the Black Market over to my wiki -- On the Sea Chart Archive for the last coefficient you have 504,5 should that be 504.5 on the English wiki? Some places you put a dot/period and that one you put a comma so I was not quite sure ( I put a dot/period instead of the comma)
Coefficient A is always an integer, so the period (.) is the thousand separator. Commas are the decimal separator. I hope this makes it clear and yes, 504,5 should be 504.5 in the English wiki.
Let me explain some things about the mathematical symbols and the priority in maths:
First, brackets $ \left \lbrack \text{formula} \right \rbrack $ implies that the result of the formula should be round normally (according to the basic mathematic rules.
Second, floor brackets $ \left \lfloor \text{formula} \right \rfloor $ implies that the result of the formula should be rounded down the the closest integer.
Third, ceil brackets $ \left \lceil \text{formula} \right \rceil $ implies that the result of the formula should be rounded up the the closest integer.
Forth, curly brackets is used basically for different cases of the same formula.
Fifth, parenthesis is used to bypass the basic mathematical priority.
The basic mathematical priority is the following:
Parenthesis
Powers
Multiplications, divisions
Additions, subtractions
if we used the above symbols just to group parts of the formula, will confuse the readers of the wiki instead of helping them!
It is not for me - I understood when you first replied and told me
BUT
You have to take joe public is not so smart and you have to E X P L A I N every little item in great detail - so I put in the other Mathmatical ORDER OF OPERATIONS symbols so that there is NO CONFUSION what so ever by anyone that reads the formula
I just did not know how to do some of the stuff in <math> ...</math> before and now that I do I updated it to me more complete!
Yes, but when you use curly brackets to imply rounded result of a formula, this is, by far, much more confusing.
If you do change the initial meaning of the symbols, you should explain what you mean with them after this.
If we hadn't had this conversation and I was reading the accumulated time formula, as it is now, nothing would tell me that the result of the formula should be rounded and that the denominator of the fraction should round before the division with the numerator.
Anyway, for me the way the formula is written now is really confusing but maybe I am not the average user so, let it be so... :)
What do you mean by the text needs to be changed? They added the 19th location back in February, there is no 20th location as of when I looked this morning and I do not know what text is wrong.
We are very glad to have you helping us to expand our site!
Please read our Manual of Style, or MOS, to help in keeping our site uniform in how we make our pages, tables, etc. and how we link the various spellings from the differing English speaking countries.
Please observe the guidelines mentioned there, so that we can help the wiki and keep it clean and in a high standard.
Also, feel free to voice your opinion's about this by clicking here.
Please feel free to do any experimenting with Editing in our Sandbox.