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Started by The14thDr, Feb 14, 2018, 10:04 am

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Feb 14, 2018, 10:04 am Last Edit: Apr 25, 2018, 09:21 am by The14thDr
First of all, apologies if this is under the wrong board. It isn't strictly a build of any kind, but I saw BioDoctor900's TARDIS screen thread here, so I figured this would be the best section.

After re-reading davidnagel's thread, I decided to give this a try. I originally made a basic program in Python, but then I decided to start from scratch using HTML (the code used to write websites) as this makes it a lot easier to create a more user-friendly graphical interface (although questwalnut19307 has done a great job of this with his Python code). Plus, I can package it all together in one file that people can download and run straight in their web browser - no matter what computer or software they have.
information system code.png
information system1.png

So far, I'm working on a flight log (a list of planets that the Doctor has visited) and a crew log (a list of companions). If anyone has any ideas for other functions, that would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards, The14thDr
"Would you like a jelly baby?"


Feb 15, 2018, 07:06 pm #1 Last Edit: Feb 16, 2018, 08:08 am by The14thDr
Just some more updates. This all still runs from the same main page, but with buttons to load up different information for the user.

The “crew log” lists not just the permanent companions, but most of the characters that have been in the TARDIS for at least one trip or more (although looking back now I realise that I’ve forgotten to include the Brigadier, arguably the most important of them all! :o)

This next section is still very much a work-in-progress. Rather than just an alphabetical list of planets shown in the show, I decided to go for a chronological order of the all the planets visited by the Doctor (I’ve only listed Earth once for now, but I will probably go back and include all instances of the Doctor visiting Earth - with the dates where possible.) For example:

  • Gallifrey

  • Earth - 1963 AD

  • Earth - 100,000 BC

  • Skaro

etc. etc.

"Would you like a jelly baby?"


Oooh! Lovely! Love how this is coming together so well, well done 14!


Feb 17, 2018, 10:45 pm #3 Last Edit: Feb 17, 2018, 10:47 pm by The14thDr
Why thank you kind sir!

I'm roughly about halfway through the flight log now. I went back and added the dates where available and got as far as the Sixth Doctor's final series (season 23) before I had to take a break.
"Would you like a jelly baby?"


Feb 18, 2018, 02:51 pm #4 Last Edit: Feb 18, 2018, 02:57 pm by The14thDr
I had a couple of hours to spare this afternoon, so I managed to make some more progress on the flight log. I added the dates wherever they were available, as well as all instances of the Doctor visiting various planets (rather than just listing them once like I did before.) Right now I'm about halfway through Matt Smith's run of stories.
flight log update#1.png

And in case you were wondering why the flight log alone is such an enormous task, here's a sample of the "code"... ;D
flight log code.png
.... and that's not even half of what I've written! The flight log alone contains a block of roughly 70 lines and 7,000 characters.
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