[time-nuts] Help w/integration problem

Mike Feher mfeher at eozinc.com
Wed Jan 4 15:45:20 EST 2006

Didier -

I appreciate your offer and will take you up on it. It seems like around 10
or more years ago VB came bundled with the software package that we got with
the computers of the time. Being hard headed then, as I am now, I was just
not in the mood to learn how to use it, especially since Basic at that time
was still easily usable on most machines. The problem is, I have some Basic
programs that have several thousand lines of code, not like the simple one I
posted for phase noise. I do not know if I really want to take the time to
convert them manually from regular basic to VB considering I may only use
them once or twice a year. Let me know how much to send to cover your
expenses. Thanks & 73 - Mike 

Mike B. Feher, N4FS
89 Arnold Blvd.
Howell, NJ, 07731

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Didier Juges
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 12:12 AM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Help w/integration problem


Visual Basic is the normal evolution for old Basic programs like yours. 
You can directly reuse the source code for most of your algorithms, but 
you will have to rewrite the user interface. VB makes it really easy to 
generate a good looking visual interface that will make your program 
look professional. Of course, VB is Windows only.

The most popular versions (in my opinion, not a scientific study :-) are:
1) VB 3.0, the oldest version that one might want to consider using 
because it was quite popular and useful, and I happen to have an old 
legitimate copy that I do not use anymore and I would be glad to let you 
have it for you to play with (and do such silly things as convert your 
old DOS BASIC programs...) if I can find it,
2) VB 6.0, the one I am currently using most, because it is WIDELY 
popular and used by a lot of professional software writers and very well 
supported by various groups on the Internet, and
3) VB.NET, the current version, where VB stands for Very Bloated. Nuf said.

Being a MSDN licensee, I have access to all versions but I prefer VB 6.0 
for general Windows software.

Let me know if you are interested, I will dig up my old VB 3.0 disks.

Didier KO4BB

Mike Feher wrote:

>Magnus -
>So far I do not have any problems running any of my basic programs for
>myself. The problem comes when I try to share like this time. All the best
>in 2006 - Mike
>Mike B. Feher
>89 Arnold Blvd.
>Howell, NJ, 07731

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