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by bfuller
Jul 06, 2020 11:29
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 7926
Views: 495898

Re: Squares

Don't ban anyone or block this topic please. Even if the current infinite compression folly is pointless, Albert over the years has contributed in many ways and we should all try to gently suggest other topics or problems to solve---who knows, with such an obsessive mind, if he can be guided appropr...
by bfuller
Jun 17, 2020 1:57
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Could somone explain how to use bit, bit set etc?
Replies: 23
Views: 712

Re: Could somone explain how to use bit, bit set etc?

Not sure I really get the original question but fundamentally, in any data, if you want to SET a specific bit as a status flag then "OR" it with the same data with that particular bit set to 1 and all other bits 0. If you want to CLEAR the status flag bit, then "AND" with the app...
by bfuller
May 01, 2020 1:15
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What do you use FreeBASIC for?
Replies: 91
Views: 3830

Re: What do you use FreeBASIC for?

... Still learning on this, but it seems to me that using external libraries is both a strong and a weak point of freebasic. Strong because a lot of C-libraries can be used with freebasic without too much work. Weak because it is complicated for the average programmer to get them working. Yes. I do...
by bfuller
Apr 17, 2020 9:37
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Could someone make a list of FreeBASIC GUI libraries/frameworks?
Replies: 166
Views: 5699

Re: Could someone make a list of FreeBASIC GUI libraries/frameworks?

I know I have not been active in this group of late, but I just stumbled on this thread. I feel it is important to mention why I use FreeBasic------it is simply because I'm familiar (OK, so I'm old!) with BASIC syntax (I don't like squiggly brackets or the use of "void" all over the source...
by bfuller
Mar 23, 2020 8:23
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 7926
Views: 495898

Re: Squares

@Albert, this has been said before, by more than one person in "Squares" but you really need to look at compression from a helicopter viewpoint. A truly random sequence of numbers really can't be compressed----but a repeating pattern can. So you need to look for repeating patterns in the d...
by bfuller
Mar 17, 2020 9:59
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 7926
Views: 495898

Re: Squares

Albert, did you download the book on numbers? With your brilliant mind, I am sure you could write a program for each chapter. Would be fun for you and you might even stumble on a new way of compressing things. http://www.plouffe.fr/simon/Phys%20et%20Math/Albert%20Beiler%20-%20Recreations%20In%20The%...
by bfuller
Mar 17, 2020 9:32
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: arduino ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: arduino ?

Well, the simplest is to set up a serial link between the Arduino and the PC and then you can do pretty much whatever you want. To control thing or output stuff, just send the value to the Arduino by RS232. The opposite to receive data from the Arduino to the PC. Easy to test and diagnose too becaus...
by bfuller
Jan 08, 2020 0:32
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 7926
Views: 495898

Re: Squares

Lucky you can do that beer thing Albert. I live in a village which now has no shop, no pub, no post office, no village hall, and the only telephone box was removed three weeks ago. WHAT !!!!! There are five bottle shops within a few minutes of each other where I live. And we need a drink to wash th...
by bfuller
Jan 05, 2020 6:14
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 7926
Views: 495898

Re: Squares

Happy New Year to you all. @Albert, have a look at this little book. I stumbled on it some time ago. It should keep you going for a long time. For others, still fascinating for the frustrated math geniuses in us. From Chapter One ANYONE interested in puzzles will find the theory of numbers a delight...
by bfuller
Feb 16, 2019 7:36
Forum: General
Topic: blue toth or wifi ?
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: blue toth or wifi ?

I think Bluetooth just comes up as a COM port doesn't it? So serial type RS232 would possibly work. At least thats how I used it with a little microcontroller (PICAXE) and my Android phone.
by bfuller
Dec 11, 2018 23:06
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 7926
Views: 495898

Re: Squares

Ha Ha. I still lurk occasionally and the above brought a smile to my face. I have been working with National Instruments Labview lately and have paid for the full license. I had a paid customer project to deliver so I could justify the license (very expensive), but the customer specifically wanted a...
by bfuller
Oct 09, 2017 10:58
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flow Chart Programming
Replies: 23
Views: 3635

Re: Flow Chart Programming

That's why I posted in the beginners forum. Some of us never get past that stage LOL.
by bfuller
Aug 14, 2017 1:34
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flow Chart Programming
Replies: 23
Views: 3635

Re: Flow Chart Programming

Yes, it is the translation into all the different common languages that I found interesting too. I could compare (almost side by side) the same algorithm implemented into C++ and BASIC and others, thus making the language structure obvious---and I found that apart from the language overhead and synt...
by bfuller
Aug 02, 2017 11:05
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flow Chart Programming
Replies: 23
Views: 3635

Re: Flow Chart Programming

This simple flowchart https://image.ibb.co/dn4VPk/flow.jpg generates this QBasic DEFLNG A-Z DIM a FOR a = 1 TO 10 PRINT a NEXT a END 'Main this Java import java.util.*; import java.lang.Math; class JavaApplication { public static void main(String[] args) { int a; for (a = 1 ; a <= 10 ; a += 1) { Sys...
by bfuller
Jul 15, 2017 0:32
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flow Chart Programming
Replies: 23
Views: 3635

Re: Flow Chart Programming

I have Norton 365 and it got past that OK. Loads and runs fine and I haven't had to pay any bitcoin ransom yet (fingers crossed!)

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