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Mathematics and the Lottery

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Can a winning lottery system be created with existing math formulas?

Yes-It's all in the math books. [ 228 ]  [43.02%]
No-Anew math for will have to be created. [ 78 ]  [14.72%]
Math won't beat the lottery regularly. [ 224 ]  [42.26%]
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That sounds good RJOh. I just wrote a small database program that uses SQLite to study and use SQL.

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    That sounds good RJOh. I just wrote a small database program that uses SQLite to study and use SQL.

    I've got to read a lot farther than chapter two before I start learning about SQLite.  The only programs I've written so far are copies of the ones in the book.

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      You will find code snippets on Internet.

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        You will find code snippets on Internet.

        Downloaded a copy of QB64 since it's an adaptation of QBasic which I thought was similar to QuickBasic.  I complied all my GWBasic programs using a QuickBasic compiler after saving them in the text mode with no changes so I was thinking I could recompile them using the QB64 compiler but I'm finding QBasic wasn't as close to QuickBasic as I thought but going that way might save me a lot of typing, all I have to do in remove some line numbers and and change a few statements of fit the syntax of QBasic.

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          There is a free addon for firefox called sqlite manager. It also imports and exports files. It looks fine.

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            Downloaded a copy of QB64 since it's an adaptation of QBasic which I thought was similar to QuickBasic.  I complied all my GWBasic programs using a QuickBasic compiler after saving them in the text mode with no changes so I was thinking I could recompile them using the QB64 compiler but I'm finding QBasic wasn't as close to QuickBasic as I thought but going that way might save me a lot of typing, all I have to do in remove some line numbers and and change a few statements of fit the syntax of QBasic.

            Down loaded a copy of JustBasic and when I changed the inkey$ statements to inputs instead, turn around the row and column positions and eliminate the color statements using its editor, l have a program that ran pretty much like the ODDS program I wrote in GWBasic even with the line numbers.  Some of my other programs are larger with more complex statements but if their syntex can be changed as easily I may be getting a registered copy of Liberty Basic

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              Down loaded a copy of JustBasic and when I changed the inkey$ statements to inputs instead, turn around the row and column positions and eliminate the color statements using its editor, l have a program that ran pretty much like the ODDS program I wrote in GWBasic even with the line numbers.  Some of my other programs are larger with more complex statements but if their syntex can be changed as easily I may be getting a registered copy of Liberty Basic

              From your several posts, you seem to be on a learning curve with a new programming language.  Allow me to suggest you take a different path. 

              Excel uses Basic.   Microsoft calls their version Visual Basic.  Now would be a good time to seriously consider switching to Excel.  This spreadsheet allows you to do so much more and it will never "go out of date".  Microsoft will see to that.  And there are a few members here willing to help you write whatever code you need to accomplish a task.

              The investment would be well worth your time.

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                From your several posts, you seem to be on a learning curve with a new programming language.  Allow me to suggest you take a different path. 

                Excel uses Basic.   Microsoft calls their version Visual Basic.  Now would be a good time to seriously consider switching to Excel.  This spreadsheet allows you to do so much more and it will never "go out of date".  Microsoft will see to that.  And there are a few members here willing to help you write whatever code you need to accomplish a task.

                The investment would be well worth your time.

                If all other fails I might try that. 

                Before I retired the company I worked for offered to pay for any of its employees to attended the local college to take a course in Excel.

                Even if I don't end up using one of the languages I'm looking at, it will be interesting to know what my options are.

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                  Down loaded a copy of JustBasic and when I changed the inkey$ statements to inputs instead, turn around the row and column positions and eliminate the color statements using its editor, l have a program that ran pretty much like the ODDS program I wrote in GWBasic even with the line numbers.  Some of my other programs are larger with more complex statements but if their syntex can be changed as easily I may be getting a registered copy of Liberty Basic

                  I'm surprise nothing has been done to change its input statement to act like inputs statements in other languages.  While delete can remove characters on the screen all the characters are  kept in the string the computer uses which can be confusing until you know about it.  This one bug may cause me to look else where for a replacement language for GWBasic.

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                    I'm surprise nothing has been done to change its input statement to act like inputs statements in other languages.  While delete can remove characters on the screen all the characters are  kept in the string the computer uses which can be confusing until you know about it.  This one bug may cause me to look else where for a replacement language for GWBasic.

                    I think I've found what I've been looking for --- BBC Basic.  I think I'm going to like it better than Liberty Basic.  It looks like I can do everything I did with GWBasic and much much more and the learning curve is short since all the good things I learned with GWBasic still apply.

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                      I think I've found what I've been looking for --- BBC Basic.  I think I'm going to like it better than Liberty Basic.  It looks like I can do everything I did with GWBasic and much much more and the learning curve is short since all the good things I learned with GWBasic still apply.

                      BBC Basic is awesome. I learned that in the middle of the 80s. I owned an Acorn Electron.

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                        BBC Basic is awesome. I learned that in the middle of the 80s. I owned an Acorn Electron.

                        That Russell guy has developed versions for other computer too so you're all set if you ever want to use your programs on a Windows Machine.

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                          You know basic for so many years, you should be excellent professionals by now.

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                            You know basic for so many years, you should be excellent professionals by now.

                            Not really, it's just I'm surprised there are so many versions of BASIC still supported for the newer OS.  There's even a version for Android machines.

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                              Not really, it's just I'm surprised there are so many versions of BASIC still supported for the newer OS.  There's even a version for Android machines.

                              What is popular is supported. C# and java are similar, and use a lot of curly and square brackets. The libraries are it.

                                 
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