Many research laboratories in the field I am interested write their own programs in Basic. From what I have been told, they are generally simple applications used to aid in statistical analysis and record data. I have recently been accepted into a research laboratory as an undergraduate. I would really like to learn to program in Basic (and eventually other languages) so that I can potentially aid the team. I have always been interested in programming and this past summer I worked a bit with Xcode and did some simple applications (Hello World, Text to Speech, Currency Converter). I finished my last final and am free for winter break and I would love to put this time to good use. How would I go about learning Basic on a Mac? What are some good resources, both web and print, that I can get my hands on? Thanks for the help.