Hello Ti-Basic community!
My name is John Kim, 16 years old and high school junior in Los Angeles. I just joined this community because the site had such a plethora of resources to make greater use of the TI calculator.
In Los Angeles, students these days, including myself, often overlook the power of the graphing calculator. During my past two years, I only used a scientific calculator and my head to solve math problems. But as math required not just flow but precision (e.g. ap chemistry and ap physics problems), I realized that the graphing calculator is much more important than I thought. It separates the math master from the mathematically capable. It sheds math in another light.
So, I gave up my Casio FX-300ES for my already dusty Ti-Nspire CAS with touchpad a couple of days ago (it's a recent change of heart). It will be a companion I'll never regret having.
I'm also very interested in programming. My brother owns a Ti-84silver, and I plan to experiment on it to help my brother out with science. Currently, I'm teaching myself Python, C, and HTML, as well as BASH (I prefer Ubuntu, a Linux distro, over other operating systems).
My plan as of now is to get the basics of TI-Nspire and TI-Basic programming from the website, then I'll work on creating physics and chemistry functions for school purposes.
I would like to ask the community. What are some good pointers for the ti-basic/nspire novice?