#### Alex Ethridge

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I need a form that will make comprehensive comparisons of relatively simple number sets based on value outputs assigned to user-selected radio buttons. Not being a programmer, I have no idea which programming language/program to use for this project and this is what I need recommendations on. What programming language will enable me to learn enough about it in the shortest time before being able to start on my project?

I did this same project years ago; but, in that case, I had someone write a PERL script and I ran it from a web site. My limitations in programming may find it more practical to run from a web site again; however, I still have to do the programming myself as I will be tweaking this thing regularly for a while.

When finished, the program needs to run on about any system Windows 98 and above and be small enough for convenient and free download. It is preferable that no installation be necessary (just download and use); but, I realize this might not be practical. Being able to print and/or save the form after filling it in would be nice as this would allow me to troubleshoot problems reported by users.

I'll call this the "Level Calculator"

Section A:

Item A1

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item A2:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item A3:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item A4:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

If none of the values of A1 through A4 match, A=the lowest one of all the values.

If two or more of the values for A1 through A4 match, A=the lowest one of the two matching values.

Section B:

Item B1

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item B2:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item B3:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item B4:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

If none of the values of B1 through B4 match, B=the lowest one of all the values.

If two or more of the values for B1 through B4 match, B=the lowest one of the two matching values.

Section C:

Item C1

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item C2:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item C3:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item C4:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

If none of the values of A1 through C4 match, C=the lowest one of all the values.

If two or more of the values for C1 through C4 match, C=the lowest one of the two matching values.

Section D:

Item D1

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item D2:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item D3:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Item D4:

User ticks one of four radio buttons with a mathematical value of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

If none of the values of D1 through D4 match, D=the lowest one of all the values.

If two or more of the values for D1 through D4 match, D=the lowest one of the two matching values.

Now for the final calculation, called "Level". This section takes the output from Sections A through D, and makes a simlilar calculation as was made above:

If none of A, B, C and D match, Level=the lowest one of all the values.

If two or more of A, B, C and D match, Level=the lowest one of the two or more matching values.

This is not all of it. There will be other sections in the program and some addition and maybe some subtraction and division; but, these calculations will always be based on the output assigned to user-selected radio buttons.

Thank you for your time.