I'm planning to make programs for my TI-84 Plus CE, I already have an idea of what to make but the problem is that I don't know what programming language does TI-84 use, can I use Python for it? And can you put complicated games or code complicated games for the TI-84?
Date: 16 Mar 2017 17:25
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No, you can't use Python. As Linus Parker said, it uses TI-BASIC, and if you take a look at the Starter Kit it will walk you through how to make programs and games for TI calculators. You'll have to remember a few differences between the older calculators and the new TI-84+ CE, but otherwise, it is pretty straightforward.
The TI-84+ CE (and the rest of the TI graphing calculator line) uses a language unofficially known as TI-BASIC. If you still have the instruction manual for your TI-84+ CE, it has some great tips on programming there. If you don't, it's available for download online from TI's website. Python can't be natively used without a compiler. Also, complicated games or code are possible for the most part.
There is, however, another language you can use on your calculator. Z80 Assembly works just fine on most of the calculators, and has native support. Start your program with `AsmPrgm` (the command, not `ALPHA`) and use hexcodes (00-FF) to write your program.
To start, press `PRGM` and select `NEW` from up top, or use TI-Connect to create and send a program to your calculator via USB. On your calculator, you can press `PRGM` again while in the program to show the command palette. To run a TI-BASIC program, select it from the `PRGM EXEC` menu. To run a Z80 program, precede it with `Asm(`.