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Posted: January 18, 2007, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

How hard is it to write a computer program to querry certain types of numbers that you want it to querry( if that is proper programming language I remember from that one computer class I took in College)..and can you write a computer program on your home computer or do you have to buy some software to do it..?

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    The difficulty of the code depends on the complexity of your idea, and the language you are writing the code in.

    Different folks here have their own preference as far as language goes (C, visual basic, GWBasic, etc.)

    You can find programming software for free or fee (again, depending on the language) all over the net. 

    Generally, you write your code and run it on your home machine.  

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      Before Windows, Microsoft included a GWBasic or a Quick Basic interpreters with their Operating systems.  Basic is one of the easier computer language to learn because its instructions are very much like plain English, but you do have to follow a syntax and know something about different file structures. 

      GWBasic, QuickBasic and other older DOS languages are now in the public domain and can be down loaded with a manual for free at the Programmer Heaven website.  There are newer versions of some of these languages written for Windows that allow a larger program to be written.

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        Posted: January 18, 2007, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks time treat and Rjoh..I think I am going to have to get some professional help..lol

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          Posted: January 18, 2007, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

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          you mean its possible I could write code and not worry about exceeding 64K memory?   I will have to visit this site.

          Lottery breaker the hardest part of programming in GWBasic is knowing what you want to do. If you can do it on paper you can do it by computer much faster and with less chance for error once you verify your code is doing what it should do.

           

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            Other options you might want to look into are Database programs and Spreadsheets - while you will have to know how to set them up, it might be easier than programming with a language.  Most likely, whatever you decide will not result in an overnight solution.

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              How hard is it to write a computer program to querry certain types of numbers that you want it to querry( if that is proper programming language I remember from that one computer class I took in College)..and can you write a computer program on your home computer or do you have to buy some software to do it..?

              Give us an example of what you mean by 'types' of numbers.

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                Excel is a powerful program and will do a lot with numbers and databases.  The program has been around long enough that there is a lot of help by the way of books, other software or online help.  I work in research and our job is to manipulate large databases, we use excel for most of our work.

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                  Hey lotterybraker, you might try Just Basic. It's free and you can create stand alone applications with it.

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                    Posted: January 20, 2007, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks everyone..what I am kinda looking at here..or what I want to TRY and do is figure out some way to insert the code I use to pick all my numbers into a program that will automatically cycle that game for me to save a little time.mainly because there is alot of work to run one of those cycles and if I accidently mess one digit up all of it will be messed up so accuracy is another reason why I want to have a program to work with..less I have to do, less likely a mistake will be made

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                      Posted: January 20, 2007, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                      how many numbers do you analyize at a time?

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                        Posted: January 20, 2007, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

                        How hard is it to write a computer program to querry certain types of numbers that you want it to querry( if that is proper programming language I remember from that one computer class I took in College)..and can you write a computer program on your home computer or do you have to buy some software to do it..?

                        I use Liberty Basic.  The program runs under Windows and allows me the freedom to surf the net while the computer does its thing. 

                        I once used Gee Whiz Basic but this ran under DOS which did not allow me to use the computer for other things.

                         

                        If I had to learn programming for the first time, I would go with Visual Basic.  While Liberty Basic, GWBasic, QuickBasic would be easier to learn, with the same effort one can learn Visual Basic and also VBA for Excel. 

                        Just my humble opinion.  It's worth what you paid for it.

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                          I use Liberty Basic.  The program runs under Windows and allows me the freedom to surf the net while the computer does its thing. 

                          I once used Gee Whiz Basic but this ran under DOS which did not allow me to use the computer for other things.

                           

                          If I had to learn programming for the first time, I would go with Visual Basic.  While Liberty Basic, GWBasic, QuickBasic would be easier to learn, with the same effort one can learn Visual Basic and also VBA for Excel. 

                          Just my humble opinion.  It's worth what you paid for it.

                          I use GWBasic and I have it running in the Command Prompt window now.  When I post predictions I usually copy them to the clip board from my GWBasic program running under DOS and then to the LP prediction board which is in my Browser running under Windows.

                          I agree with you about learning Visual Basic, if I was younger or was just starting to learn programming I would go with Visual Basic.  I bought a copy of Visual Basic, but I finder it hard to invest the time or energy to learn a newer language at my age.  I started out writing programs for a VIC20, then a TI-99, then a Commode64 and then a Tandy1000 and so when I came to GWBasic I was done with learning and as long as the newer systems will run the older DOS programs I probably won't learn anything new.

                          I looked up the JustBasic that sflippo suggested and its seems like a good way to get into programming without spending any money, but I'm sure once someone learns it, they're going to want a language with more features.  Even GWBasic has its short comings, the other day I added a feature to my program to look at the date in a record and calculate the drawing day and I when I duplicate a line from a newer Basic I needed several lines to do the something in GWBasic because it didn't have the same functions built in.

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                            Heh ... my first comp was a Vic20, too. Can't believe the $$$ price for that *lack* of power, now.

                            Scared to adjust that for inflation.

                            But back then it was "Wow, 16 screen colors * 16 background combinations!!!" Smiley Got me learning BASIC, though.

                            Back on track: Looks like the consensus here, is that if you don't already know a programming language, go with some flavor of BASIC.  

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                              I program in C#. I have in development an elaborate program that does every trick I can think of but I don't offer THAT to anyone else until AFTER I win big with it..but if YOU have a method you want translated into a Windows program I can do that... you can get a C# IDE (programming kit) for free from Microsoft. My program uses files in plain text that it then runs certain procedures to try to predict drawings etc.