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2013-06-08 00:10:07

I was just joking to ease him into the forum.

2013-06-08 00:08:35

To have fun.

2013-06-07 23:20:44

confuse....? bobbym....why do you want to confuse some else..

2013-06-07 23:18:57

my knowledge in mathematics isn't quite good enough

That is why I am here to make you even more confused than before. Post what problems you have and maybe...

2013-06-07 23:15:26

Thank you both for the warm welcome,

I'll definitely take your advice and work on combinatorics and probability. In fact, it's funny you mention it because I was working on a discrete math series I bought and it starts out with combinatroics and number theory which was an eye opener for me.  However, right now, and I'm sad to say this because I'm quite embarrassed by it,  my knowledge in mathematics isn't quite good enough for me to peruse this interest as deeply as I would like too so I have to back up to the basics. I plan to work on this and improve because I'm fascinated the abstract side of the counting, ordering, ranking etc type aspects of it just not solely the applied side - if that makes any sense.

This is really why I'm excited, it's cool to have found a forum dedicated to mathematics with people kind enough to offer their time and expertise helping me achieve this goal and I look forward to participating. I just hope my silly questions don't outdo my welcome here lol.

2013-06-07 07:25:30

Hi LearnCS;

Welcome to the forum. Program in whatever language you like. Although each person has his favorite they all pretty much can run a simulation.

I would suggest that you try to absorb a little combinatorics and probability which will help greatly.

Liberty basic as far as I know is still active as are QBasic and a few others.

bob bundy
2013-06-07 03:27:57

hi LearnCS

Welcome to the forum.


2013-06-07 01:57:49

Hi, I'm new here and look forward to participating in the forum.

Long story short. I have taken some time off in life and I haven't programmed in BASIC for years(like when was a teenager), so it was really interesting when I opened my CS0 textbook(like CS 98 or before 101) this year and jumped into the algorithm section. What I noticed is how related the normal "pseudocode" used in algorithm design is to BASIC syntax. So this kind made me interested in why people are not using BASIC for at least algorithm design or teaching methods since it's so simple. In fact I was able to better understand some of the sorting algorithms because they were written in BASIC and I was exposed to it before, but this is probably nothing for people here who are experts at programming and can understand code easily. I'm not(I guess I better get to "being good" though if I"m going to major in CS - but that is another story)

I have a book(years old now) on DarkBASIC and plan to use it to help teach myself geometry(Don't ask because even I don't even understand why I have this urge in life and interest in mathematics all of the sudden when in fact I HATED math - hence why I joined this forum) and to run simulations and better help me visual basic geometry and learn algorithms. They also have a C++ add on so this could be a good chance to learn that too. I have a book on it C++ premier which I'll be using too.

I seen someone mention LibertyBASIC, is it still being updated and in development? I read "Beginning Programming for Dummies" by Wallace Wang years ago and it kind of made programming funny, I really wish he would do something with Python since his writing style is hilarious. The guy is a comedian. Kind of off topic but anyone else know any authors like that for programming?

Anyways I'm blabbing now. I'm not even a programmer and probably shouldn't be commenting. Sorry.

2013-04-21 04:59:33

I do all my programming on QB45 and QB64
Everything writ in  qb45 is runnable in qb64 - which is faster and more powerful and plays GREAT music!
So I write and debug everything in qb45 and then run the working prog to qb64.

This forms a GREAT topic (ability) called "Experimental maths", where you simply TRY IT - and see what results you get! There is almost no task that we cannot simulate in qb64.

2012-12-08 12:42:24

My first programming language was FORTRAN, but I like BASIC better.  I like MAPLE's programming
language for number theory type problems.  But I wish it had better string manipulations.

2012-11-24 04:26:13

Hi Agnishom;

Logo, I forgot about that.

Hi Shivamcoder3013;

BASIC, was my first one too. But I think it hurts now that I even know it!

2012-11-24 00:56:19

My first programming language, when I was around 7, was essentially BASIC. Hence, I still love it.

2012-11-23 23:49:47

Actually, my love for programming began when we were taught a turtle-graphics language called LOGO at school
I was around 7 or 8 years old at that time

Then, I began to like it and then I found QBASIC installed in my computer and began using it

2012-11-20 13:49:35

Your second! That is amazing, BASIC is almost always the first one. As a matter of fact you are the only exception known to me!

2012-11-20 13:44:20

I think basic is the second language I came to learn about. I still love it a lot for its simplicity

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