An update on recent technical problems and more from the admin: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/250292/on-technical-difficulties-mod-coverage-and-other-things/p1?new=1

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halkun
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So here's the short story of what I have

Someone went to the Ark Encounter and snapped a picture of the supposed animal manifest that was on the boat. They then meticulously went and transcribed all the animals into a spreadsheet for so others can play with the data. So it's a list of the "Kinds" with arbitrary choices of what was the original "kind" with no thought to hierarchical organization. Now what I want to do is put this list back into hierarchical order to see where the "holes" are, so I started looking for some simple tree-making software.

After about a half hour of searching I think I'm missing something. All the software I found was just viewers and started with a "open file" dialog. Not able to find a simple editor, I decided I'll just make my own file to load and everything I found looked to require some kind a PhD in mathematics. For making trees? I even found a YouTube video that I thought would explain how the tree data worked and she she started by drawing on a whiteboard putting a "Σ" , some fractions and a square root symbol and how to calculate "distance"

Am I looking at the wrong place? "Taxonomy Software" gets me to "Thesaurus" as if they are somehow the same kind of program.

I just want to make dynamic branch things put words at the end of lines. (And most likely at the branchy bits)

Someone went to the Ark Encounter and snapped a picture of the supposed animal manifest that was on the boat. They then meticulously went and transcribed all the animals into a spreadsheet for so others can play with the data. So it's a list of the "Kinds" with arbitrary choices of what was the original "kind" with no thought to hierarchical organization. Now what I want to do is put this list back into hierarchical order to see where the "holes" are, so I started looking for some simple tree-making software.

After about a half hour of searching I think I'm missing something. All the software I found was just viewers and started with a "open file" dialog. Not able to find a simple editor, I decided I'll just make my own file to load and everything I found looked to require some kind a PhD in mathematics. For making trees? I even found a YouTube video that I thought would explain how the tree data worked and she she started by drawing on a whiteboard putting a "Σ" , some fractions and a square root symbol and how to calculate "distance"

Am I looking at the wrong place? "Taxonomy Software" gets me to "Thesaurus" as if they are somehow the same kind of program.

I just want to make dynamic branch things put words at the end of lines. (And most likely at the branchy bits)

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