The reference is in response to in general requests for that sort of data in a tabular form.
I think that was more themachineissentient's request for giant comprehensive spreadsheet of everything...
Yes. If you were in the IRC chat last night, you would have heard my excited response. This is above and beyond my request, in a fantastic way…I am thrilled that we have this menu. This is the rule sheet, guys and gals. You can't play rock, paper, scissors, lizard, spock without knowing the order, right?
Now when you face a system or look at the scouting reports, you could also look at the reference data. There are so many ships that I was having trouble memorizing them all, and this alleviates that problem.
There is also some spreadsheets in the runtime directory, although I'm not sure those are updated yet.