Gas Calculator

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• 06-15-2004, 08:38 PM
frodobaggins
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Originally Posted by masher
No it should be the current because that tells you how much gas you used during that driving period. And then u just divide the miles driven by how many gallons you filled up. Frodo any plans to embed this once he releases the code or make you own

Well that doesn't make sense, then I would have to wait until I get done before I put in all the info. It should work so that after every fillup you put in where you got gas, the info and the current mileage. Then show you how much gas mileage you got out of the last tank.

Put in a request.

Frodo
• 06-16-2004, 12:20 AM
masher
You want to know the MPG you got between fill ups. The last one and the current one you just did. You put in the miles you driven some how, there would be two options for this, using the overal odometer reading minused by the previous odometer reading from the last fill up or the trip odometer. Then you divide that result by the current fill up. You have to you the current fill up because that will tell you how much gas you have used.
• 06-16-2004, 12:37 AM
frodobaggins
Quote:

Originally Posted by masher
You want to know the MPG you got between fill ups. The last one and the current one you just did. You put in the miles you driven some how, there would be two options for this, using the overal odometer reading minused by the previous odometer reading from the last fill up or the trip odometer. Then you divide that result by the current fill up. You have to you the current fill up because that will tell you how much gas you have used.

Exactly, it should take the current mileage - previous, check how much gas you used, and then show it.
• 06-16-2004, 12:42 AM
masher
Right which is what i was trying to say the first time. Dont think I said it well which probably caused the confusion.
• 06-16-2004, 07:24 AM
wkolodny
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Originally Posted by frodobaggins
Exactly, it should take the current mileage - previous, check how much gas you used, and then show it.

Only problem with that is if you forget to enter your mileage or someone else fills up your tank and doesnt update the database then the overall averages become meaningless. Your overall MPG would be off becase it would appear you got alot more MPG than you actually did. On the other hand if you enter the number of miles driven since the last odometer reset/fillup each time you could skip a few entries and it would not impact the averages.
• 06-16-2004, 08:10 AM
wkolodny
BTW siduri99, this is a great program and has replaced my scraps of paper and excel spreadsheet. Could you possibly add a field for tracking overall mileage too and a way to change/bold the fonts?

The only other feature that would be kind of cool is a Vehicle Maint Log. This would basically be a log of when you do Oil Changes, Brake Pads, Filters including the date, mileage, location, and cost. Kind of fits in with your MPG log. Maybe you could just add categories.

Thanks again.
• 06-16-2004, 12:13 PM
siduri99
well the only way i figured how to get a acurate gas usage was to fill up the tank completely then start tracking your milage and when u fill up again the amount of gas u put in took you the miles given :P hope that makes sense. any other way was a at best a quess. and i had no idea this many ppl would want to use this program so i will add lots of little things like being able to change the colors, fonts, and choosing what conversions u want with more info for each fillup and total averages, might take a few days tho. :D
• 06-17-2004, 11:10 PM
siduri99
well im pretty much done with the conversions, just edit the settings.ini file to what u want. let me know if your having any troubles with it or if the math is correct or not :P u can also change the fore and back colors, and the window size in the settings.ini file now.
• 06-17-2004, 11:19 PM
siduri99
Also wkolody the whole maintness log is a good idea, but dont really know what info would be needed, what should it display and all that fun stuff, u have any ideas?
• 06-17-2004, 11:40 PM
deligc
Just wanted to pop in and say that this looks awesome and I look forward to the "finished" program. :)
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