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In order to begin practicing using Basic, you need to start the Terminal. Right-click the Caché cube icongenerated description: cube.gifin the task bar and select Terminal from the menu. This brings up the terminal window, and you can see from the prompt that we are in the USER namespace. Namespaces are logical directories, containing routines (programs) and globals (data).

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Terminal allows you to run Basic routines and functions and see the results immediately. In this chapter, most pages will contain one or two Terminal sessions displaying code samples—usually runnable—demonstrating examples mentioned in the text. Later on we'll use Studio to write routines.

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