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darrelljon


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jul 2009, 17:58    Post_subject:  Getting started in BASIC  

I'm looking for advice in learning the first steps in programming in BASIC. I've copied and pasted stuff into Excel VBA and would like to take it further for work (and some pleasure), the Excel VBA for Dummies book I have is quite formidable though. Grasping functions, formulas, expressions etc. I'm using Linux mainly so platform agnostic introductions (books) are to be preferred, I quite like OpenOffice.org BASIC Macro Editor and have OOo Spreadsheet Programming book by Mark Alexander Bain. I vaguely remember playing around with QBasic in school in the 1990s but thats about it. Perhaps A-Level (UK) computing course material and books? Any help is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Jul 2009, 06:36    Post_subject:  

Found this site about QBasic with beginners tutorials. Just need to bridge the gap to Visual Basic.
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Aug 2009, 02:30    Post_subject: QBasic to VBasic
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Have you looked at This Book yet?
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Oct 2009, 22:21    Post_subject:  

try this

http://www.xbasic.org/download/xbhtml.zip

http://www.maxreason.com/software/xbasic/documentation/

http://www.maxreason.com/software/xbasic/documentation/ see quickstart

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Oct 2009, 02:16    Post_subject:  

Here is my tutorial / intro on xbasic
http://tmxxine.com/xb/
I was using XBasic many years ago with Knoppix/Debian
Frankly my Linux experience was so limited I found Xbasic the only one I could get going . . .

With Linux, XBasic requires a 6MB plug in for GUI programs (LOL - Puppy Developers all faint)
It is VERY fast but for Puppians, Freebasic might be an option
(sadly Freebasic was removed from devx as far as I know)

This info is out of date . . . m m m . . .
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/ProgrammingLanguages

Be interested what others suggest Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Oct 2009, 02:59    Post_subject:  

Gtkbasic used to be one of the main contenders for making guis like Pfind and Pburn...
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2009, 09:02    Post_subject:  

In the Puppy package manager of 4.3.1 just noticed PuppyBasic
this is based on wxbasic - MU used this a lot - so should be sample code availalble Smile

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2009, 16:13    Post_subject:  

http://wxbasic.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=5250
Might be some useful links here... better not learn BASIC if you want to write something to be included in Puppy though.

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