Oh no! It’s certainly not a competitor. That’s like comparing a a tennis ball to a Tesla vehicle because they both roll.
The actual genetics calculator on MorphMarket is much much more than just a probability calculator.
Finding the probability of genes isn’t difficult. It’s just probability. If you’ve seen the Punnett squares you’ll recognize them as just an easy way to do math. There is nothing special about predicting Enchi + Normal = 50% Enchi. It’s the same as rolling 1 six sided die = 1 in 6 chance of a specific number.
The thing that makes the calculator on MorphMarket so valuable is not only can it do math but you also have links to content that will show you what Enchi looks like based on other listings. That content is more valuable than knowing the calculation. It’s also super convenient that it’s built into the site you’re using, anyway, giving you all the more reason to stick around.
The node module I was working on is just math. The reason I was working on it was 1) to learn and play, 2) someone mentioned one for rats, 3) to help other sites with content like MorphMarket add a fun tool to their site to show off fancy rats (or goldfish or whatever they have).
Tennis ball vs Tesla because they both roll.
I was hoping to get some ideas like other rats, lizards, snakes, etc (just like you mentioned) that don’t yet have one, develop it up, and throw it out into open source land with an easy way to switch out “Enchi” with “floppy purple ear” (or whatever goldfish have, I have no idea). It would be up to the site to provide their own content so that users can see what a floppy purple ear goldfish looks like.
It’s like a six sided die that you can paint things other than numbers on. If you painted horror movie monsters on it you’d have a 1 in 6 chance of rolling a Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Just a probability tool.