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Old 06-16-2004, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default Is C the Right Language for Me

I have an interest in learning a programming language in order to write programs to manipulate a fairly large set of numbers. For instance, I would like to write a programs to sort and maniuplate in various ways different baseball statistics on all of the active players in the last 40 years.

Is C the right language for me?

Back 25 years ago, I learned BASIC and APL and think that, with the help of my teen-age kids, I could learn a computer language -- but I don't want to make the effort only to find out that the computer programming language was inappropriate for what I was trying to do.

If C is not the right language -- what is? All guidance is appreciated.


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But any language can do calculations. VisualBASIC is probably the easiest choice.

But why don't you just use Excel or Access?

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Yeah; Access would do it just fine. But if you want to do that I would recommend something simple for doing just one thing. Basic is probably the best idea.
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