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On 03/01/2012 05:06 PM, e-letter wrote:
On 29/02/2012, Dan Lewis<>  wrote:
On Wed, 2012-02-29 at 10:01 -0500, drew jensen wrote:
      What would most people who are new to Base think after reading the
negative comments about Base? Statements about how hard it is to learn
(comparing learning at least some of it to the difficulty of learning a
new language). No one seems to be able to give references that would
help. (No one has so far.)
In previous other posts, there have been references to good OO
tutorial documents about base.

I created a frequently downloaded document that demonstrates numerous Macro methods using Base.

      Recently there was a long thread that began with a problem with a
large spreadsheet. One of the early comments was that the data should
have been in a database. Now, it appears that that comment should have
been: you should be using a database but don't use Base. Strange very
little help was give as to how Calc could be used. So, it sounds like to
me that the advice seems to be: limit your use of Calc and DON'T USE
What is wrong with telling someone not to use base??? The purpose of
free software is freedom to use other tools; noone said it had to be a
traditional office software product. I remember being advised by OO
users to use R for statistics; it was the appropriate advice at the

Note that I did not advise against it, I merely stated why I don't use it much anymore.

Andrew Pitonyak
My Macro Document:

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