curious what the total cost of all required science packs in Factorio amounts to.
So, since I apparently have way too much time on my hands, I wrote a little python
script to easily calculate the costs. You can find the script here on GitHub. I wrote
it so it is easy to add & remove individual science items.
Note: The following results are based on the costs listed in the wiki, specifically of
those science items listed on the ‘Research’ wiki page.
Edit: I added the missing technologies from the recent updates (0.11.10).
Edit2: Fixed some types that cause false results
Red science packs: 41 635
Green science packs: 40 625
Blue science packs: 33 595
Alien science packs: 28 775
Copper: 656 890
Iron: 1 025 640.5
Petrol: 201 570
Coal: 33 595
Alien Artifacts: 2 877.5
I also calculated the costs of a few interesting research groups. Most interesting result:
All Follower robot count x combined require a total of 1900 alien artifacts, which is
almost exactly 2/3 of the total alien artifacts required for research.