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Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Hour 5 Data Processing with Numbers and Words

Without an in-depth knowledge of characters, strings, and numbers, you won’t be able to understand any programming language. This doesn’t mean that you must be a math whiz or an English major. You must, however, understand how languages such as Liberty BASIC represent and work with such data.

In this hour, you will learn more about how Liberty BASIC performs its mathematical calculations. In addition, you will learn how Liberty BASIC represents and works with strings. Along the way, you will discover functions and powerful built-in routines that perform many of the programming chores for you.

The highlights of this hour include

• Merging strings together

• Understanding internal representation of ...

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