[Greenbuilding] [BULK] Re: Math
nick at early.com
Sat Feb 14 07:33:51 CST 2009
>... which basic-type software do you use. I'm hoping it's at least
>compatible with GNU based FreeBASIC, as I like to support freeware
>groups, especially the GNU set of tools.
It may be. I use plain old free gwbasic, with line numbers, which still
works nicely with graphics under XP. I haven't figured out how to do
graphics with Vista, despite some blogs that seem to say that's
possible. Has anyone else? It's nice to see graphs of temperatures in
simple yearly solar house simulations using NREL's TMY2 hourly local
weather data files.
The Rochester house will have a web-enabled 2-watt $75 Norhtec 486 clone
with a $10(?) 1 GB flash RAM (I just bought a 4 GB phone card for $11 at
Compusa :-) running free Ubuntu linux, including bwbasic (almost the
same as gwbasic) and a linux One-Wire File System (OWFS) to talk with
multiple inexpensive 12-bit One-Wire temp and humidity sensors and
controls via a single twisted pair.
In the 60s, hordes of 3rd-graders descended from school buses every
afternoon to write BASIC programs on terminals at Dartmouth's Kiewit
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