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  • Book- 'Learning Basic' by Don Inman?

    I'm interested in learning to program and have chosen to learn BASIC.
    I don't have any programming experience but I'm not new to computers.

    Would the the book 'Learning Basic' by Don Inman be a good choice
    as a learning text? I like the fact that it comes with an early
    version of Powerbasic. I would like to learn enough basic to
    eventually move up to the lastest version of Powerbasic.

    Thanks.

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  • #2
    Absolutely! Learning Basic is written as a "ground-up" tutorial, which makes it a great way to start learning the art of programming.

    It represents excellent value too, since it includes a free copy of PowerBASIC 2.10h!

    In my opinion, you can't go wrong...

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    Lance
    PowerBASIC Support
    mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>
    Lance
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    • #3
      Yes that book is way better then the PB 3.5 that I just got &
      jumping around between 2 books & is not very complete.
      It does not help much that I am having trouble with the brand new
      commands for array's Virual & Huge type also the fact that I have
      never needed to use dynamic array's before either.

      You will find that many people program in many different ways I
      like to start from scratch & I stay away from subroutines while
      many others prefer subroutine & reusing them. The only thing I
      reuse is the way I open input & output files. I start a program
      with the best new idea's I have & see if I can get it working.

      Have fun Bob


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      • #4
        'Learning Basic' by Don Inman
        www.alibris.com lists 20 titles on BASIC by Inman, but that
        is not one of them. Is that the full title?

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        Don M. / aka thimk at thimk dot biz

        http://powerbasic.thimk.biz/

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        • #5
          Yes, that is the full title... its ISBN is 0-672-30007-9.

          You can purchase direct from PowerBASIC at https://www.powerbasic.com/shop and it comes with a free copy of PB/DOS 2.10h (as noted above!).

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          Lance
          PowerBASIC Support
          mailto:[email protected]asic.com[email protected]</A>
          Lance
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          • #6
            PS: we apparently only have a few copies left...

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            Lance
            PowerBASIC Support
            mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>
            Lance
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