Q: Should I always use RANDOMIZE TIMER ?
A: Not really. If you forget to initialize the seed (i.e using RANDOMIZE), BScript will perform automatic seed of the pseudo-random number generator.
Q: What is the difference between INT and CINT ?
A: On positive number, both return the same value. However, there is obviously a difference for negative number. For example, INT(-2.3) is -3 whilst CINT(-2.3) is -2.
Q: Any easy way to get the PI constant ?
A: Of course, just use PI function, such as:
print "the PI is", pi
Or use this number 3.1415926535897932384626433832795029.
Q: I need to find out machine epsilon. How do I do that ?
A: Use system variable _MACHEPS. The following code shows how to print machine epsilon:
print "machine epsilon is", _macheps
Alternatively, you can calculate it on your own. Follow this code snippet:
eps=1 while (eps+1)>1 eps=eps/2 wend eps=eps*2 print eps
You will get the same result.
Q: I find bugs. How should I report ?
A: Send e-mail concerning the bug(s) to the author Ariya Hidayat firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be as clear as possible in explaining the problem.
Q: I would like to corrent/fix/translate the documentation. What should I do ?
A: Contact the author Ariya Hidayat email@example.com.