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How to code a lotto program and best programs for lotto programming.

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Posted: January 23, 2014, 2:20 am - IP Logged

I was in a coding quest for a JP chart that finally loks like is done  and since that was some  headache i thought of opening a discusion about best programs for Lotto coding .I realize virtually 0.0003% of users on LP have no interest in this but i do b/c it has to do with me playing the lottery and wining more and getting better at it .All the others  can play their birthdays and  add/substract all they want ....

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    Posted: January 23, 2014, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

    Hi Igamble,

    I use QBasic to do all my programming for lotto. It is good enough for an amateur like me. It comes with MS-DOS and older versions of Windows. I use it to check things I notice over the database and/or generate/filter sets of combinations with numbers I input. Nothing random, only the numbers select using other methods. Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    martor854

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      Posted: January 23, 2014, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

      Hi Igamble,

      I use QBasic to do all my programming for lotto. It is good enough for an amateur like me. It comes with MS-DOS and older versions of Windows. I use it to check things I notice over the database and/or generate/filter sets of combinations with numbers I input. Nothing random, only the numbers select using other methods. Hope it helps.

      Regards,

      martor854

      thanks !what's something similar for mac ? i see a lot of this programs are written for windows only...

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        Posted: January 24, 2014, 3:31 am - IP Logged

        You will find good info here:

        http://www.nicholson.com/rhn/basic/

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          Posted: January 24, 2014, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

          You will find good info here:

          http://www.nicholson.com/rhn/basic/

          thanks mate Cheers

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            Posted: January 24, 2014, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

            A few posters here think Excel is the best tool for tracking lotto numbers.  Do you have Excel?

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              Krypton
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              Posted: January 25, 2014, 1:26 am - IP Logged

              I use excel.  It does everything I need

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                Posted: January 25, 2014, 1:46 am - IP Logged

                A few posters here think Excel is the best tool for tracking lotto numbers.  Do you have Excel?

                I  just started and i have a mac , so i use oppenoffice which has some difference compare to excel but in the end it does the same thing.

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                  Posted: January 26, 2014, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                  Hi Igamble,

                  I use QBasic to do all my programming for lotto. It is good enough for an amateur like me. It comes with MS-DOS and older versions of Windows. I use it to check things I notice over the database and/or generate/filter sets of combinations with numbers I input. Nothing random, only the numbers select using other methods. Hope it helps.

                  Regards,

                  martor854

                  Martor. You brought back flashbacks. I use to use Qbasic in high school and loved it. I then went to Visual Basic. It is the same type of code, just more Visual with forms and such. VBA(Visual Basic for Applications) is used in Excel. I think if you know QBasic and the logic of variables, loops and if/then statements, you should be able to incorporate VBA into Excel and really make Excel powerful(which Excel already is without VBA)

                  IGamble. Open Office equivalent of Excel is pretty decent. The only thing that is lacks is VBA and the ability to add Macros. I tried a few of mine and they never worked. I still think learning Excel/Open Office will really help you get a good grasp on systems and patterns. I know on Amazon you can get VBA and Excel for dummies books if you really want to expand what you can do with either when it comes to the lottery.

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                    Posted: January 26, 2014, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                    https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/UserGuide/Migration_Guide/Calc_and_Excel

                    I saw a version of Open Office a few years ago on Linux I believe, and it was programmable, as I tried it in the second hand shop. They recycled old pc's installing Linux and Open Office. I suppose that MS is standard. There is Excel for Mac too and it had a good reputation.

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                      Posted: January 26, 2014, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

                      Here's a list of free office alternatives:

                      http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-microsoft-office-alternatives/

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                        Posted: January 29, 2014, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

                        Hi Igamble,

                        I use QBasic to do all my programming for lotto. It is good enough for an amateur like me. It comes with MS-DOS and older versions of Windows. I use it to check things I notice over the database and/or generate/filter sets of combinations with numbers I input. Nothing random, only the numbers select using other methods. Hope it helps.

                        Regards,

                        martor854

                        How do you plan to use your programs once you upgrade beyond Windows XP?  Windows XP is the last version of Windows that can run MS-DOS programs without a emulator program like DosBox.

                        All my programs are written using GW-Basic but I still have a XP computer by HP that's over 10 years old.  I'm thinking about learning Visual Basic, Liberty Basic or some other that will run in Windows 8 and rewriting them.

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                          Microsoft Visual studio Express is free and the best.

                          C# language.

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                            How do you plan to use your programs once you upgrade beyond Windows XP?  Windows XP is the last version of Windows that can run MS-DOS programs without a emulator program like DosBox.

                            All my programs are written using GW-Basic but I still have a XP computer by HP that's over 10 years old.  I'm thinking about learning Visual Basic, Liberty Basic or some other that will run in Windows 8 and rewriting them.

                            RJOH I used gwbasic for many years. Excel's  VBA uses essentially the same code as gwbasic.  a few syntax differences and how to reference a location on the display and you can be up and running.  saving your Gwbasic file as a text file you can them copy and paste into a VBA macro, edit as needed.  check out gasmeterguy blog on how to get started.

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                              RJOH I used gwbasic for many years. Excel's  VBA uses essentially the same code as gwbasic.  a few syntax differences and how to reference a location on the display and you can be up and running.  saving your Gwbasic file as a text file you can them copy and paste into a VBA macro, edit as needed.  check out gasmeterguy blog on how to get started.

                              I've heard good things about Excel but never brought a copy or learned to use it.  I like the idea of having  stand alone programs that don't require knowledge about another program.  All my GWBasic programs have been complied using a QBasic complier.

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