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by Richard
Mar 05, 2007 20:36
Forum: General
Topic: "Format" keyword not recognised
Replies: 3
Views: 939

"Format" keyword not recognised

when I use: Print Format (12.345678, "###.###") "Format" is not recognised as a keyword in lang_qb or lang_fb, (CVS 01-March-2007) I get: error 41: Variable not declared, Format in 'print Format (12.345678, "###.###")' And: warning 12(0): Implicit variable allocation, Format FBIde:...
by Richard
Mar 01, 2007 12:36
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "No Leading Zero" number bug? in READ of DATA (now
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

DATA trailing zero Bug Fixed.

Bug fixed, many thanks to v1ctor.
by Richard
Feb 27, 2007 22:14
Forum: Projects
Topic: Organic Looking Patterns.
Replies: 5
Views: 2385

Organic Looking Patterns.

I wrote this "Martin Set" code back in the 1980's, in those heady days of the Mandelbrot set. It was tailored to give a more friendly human pattern to the screen. It has adapted with the hardware speed and software tools. I have kept the source code below 1 kByte. Each run gives a different result. ...
by Richard
Feb 27, 2007 2:12
Forum: General
Topic: Colliding atoms (circles) and trigonometry, oh my!
Replies: 19
Views: 3398

Well things are happening! I have been away for a few days, so here are quite a few thoughts on the subject. This game clearly has two parts separated by a trigger event. Set it up then knock it down! Do you want it to look like chemistry or like billiards? Are we considering a 2D or a 3D model? or ...
by Richard
Feb 22, 2007 11:20
Forum: General
Topic: Colliding atoms (circles) and trigonometry, oh my!
Replies: 19
Views: 3398

No problem, it can be done in FreeBASIC. There are a number of ways to handle a problem like this. You could model the relationship between pairs of elements and get an idea of the forces and interactions. This is a reductionist approach. I suspect you may be able to then model the entire system by ...
by Richard
Feb 17, 2007 2:48
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "No Leading Zero" number bug? in READ of DATA (now
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

I have uploaded to CVS 16 Feb 2007. The problem is still there!
My output is still;
100.000
20.000
3.000
0.400
0.500
0.600
0.700
0.080
0.009
It only does it in -lang qb, not in deprecated or fb
by Richard
Feb 03, 2007 16:56
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "No Leading Zero" number bug? in READ of DATA (now
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

"No Leading Zero" number bug? in READ of DATA (now

This code demonstrates what I think might be a bug in DATA statements when running under windows in -lang qb compiler mode. ' compiler command "<$fbc>" -lang qb "<$file>" '========================================= ' Demonstrate faulty DATA read code when in < -lang qb > mode. ' A...
by Richard
Jan 20, 2007 1:09
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PRINT USING problems / differences
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

Problem resolved. Thanks all, for all that help.
by Richard
Jan 19, 2007 11:43
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PRINT USING problems / differences
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

Thanks for the reassurance, v1ctor. Sorry about wasting your time but I am a beginner at this CVS thing. As I understand it, to fix the bug now, I must obtain a copy of the current CVS files from a server somewhere, sourceforge.net ? Do I need to register ? Do I need to compile them or is a compiled...
by Richard
Jan 18, 2007 14:15
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PRINT USING problems / differences
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

I think v1ctor is refering to an old "exponent too big" bug. I think this may be a related "exponent too small" bug. I started with bundled FBIde and FreeBASIC 0.15 I have downloaded and upgraded to FreeBASIC 0.16 I have upgraded to FreeBASIC 0.17b compiler I tried to use the help file example code ...
by Richard
Jan 16, 2007 7:02
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PRINT USING problems / differences
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

PRINT USING versus FORMAT$

Thanks for the helpfull reply; Using #define and FORMAT$ is a good work-around for new code but you have to watch out for the trailing zero suppression and leading spaces. The code I show below replaces the PRINT USING code. It looks more like old FORTRAN IV. It does not handle oversize numbers, als...
by Richard
Jan 15, 2007 21:19
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PRINT USING problems / differences
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

PRINT USING problems / differences

When I run the following code under QB45 I get clean columns of output. FreeBASIC drops near zero values into exponential notation which upsets the formatting. When numbers are too big for the field they should use exponential, when too small they should display as 0.000000 DEFDBL A-Z Pi = 4 * ATN(1...

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