I'm curious, why are you guys in the TI community and at TI-Basic Developer specifically? What attracts you to both?
I don't know exactly why I decided to start programming, but I know it started around December 2010 and I decided to try Boris Cherny's tutorial on ticalc. Then I started learning TI BASIC and making crude games. I loved how you could control the calculator and make it do exactly what you wanted it to do. My pride for a few months was a "shell" where you moved a cursor around and clicked on things that launched subprograms that I had made.
I was constantly forgetting getKey values, so I googled them and found a nice picture of a calculator with labeled buttons! Turns out, that picture was from TI-Basic Developer! A while after that, I started exploring the wiki and decided to appear on the forums a little more than a year ago.
I don't know what it is about it that attracts me, but I love programming. Something about how everything is deterministic and that's just how I am.
I came here to use the Starter Kit but learned that this wasn't a static website but one where users can post and edit all sorts of stuff and I kinda stuck here
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My brother liked to tinker around on his 84 when he was in middle and high school however, when he finally got a laptop and could get on the internet, he moved onto C# and C++.
However, I have thoroughly enjoyed Ti-84 coding even though I've moved onto other languages (Primarily objective C-based ones) since it is a lot more simple, and is easier to manipulate.
I guess I stayed around since lat year I had a study hall and not much homework, so I got bored of Wikipedia one day and went to look up the syntax for one command (instring(, I believe.), I liked the site, and I stuck around.
i had the TI 84 plus SE since 2008. and by 2009, i was so curious by the little PRGM button, that i spent a good 2 months search online. it was until last year when i found this site. i quite like TI Basic, it was my first step into programming, and TI Basic made it easy for me to understand programming because of its simple but demanding way of programming. what really attracts me to this was a mixture of the love for math and the want to be proficient in programming, but no i just love the calc.
sidenote: we can pretty much use these as a promo for this website (with permission ;P)
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Actually, I originally got interested in the TI calculators during long stretches of math class. I found it cool how many different functions it had. Then, in 8th grade, I saw my first program ever run. Actually, it was a friend of mine's program he'd picked up from somewhere else. It went like this:
Lbl 1 Disp "VIRUS DETECTED" Disp " Goto 1
I was amazed that a calculator could do that :D and it went from there. I program in several other languages too but TIBASIC remains one of my favorite. Then one day, I stumbled across this site, and I remember liking how nice everyone was (especially Mr. Dino) and the site almost seemed professional because never before had I seen calculator programs written with such proficiency. So I stuck around :) loved it ever since!
Oh and also, for the optimization:
While 1 Disp "Virus Detected"," End
I've always wanted to learn to program anything, and last year in math class there was a kid who told me he made a program on his calculator that gives the standard form of a quadratic equation given three points it contains, which really impressed me. And so I thought calculator programming should be the first language I learn because it's easy, and because I can program during classes at school :D so then I got to this site from googling for a calculator tutorial. I found this site's tutorial to be really good in teaching program. The tutorial with all the command pages and example programs too were just what I needed. And best yet, it had a discussion forums for asking questions! So that is how I got involved.
I remember receiving the TI-84 Plus calculators at the start of the eighth grade and messing around with it. After making a picture on the graph screen and trying to figure out how to make my own programs, I came across Cherny's tutorial on ticalc.org, learned the basic commands, and tried making some games. Later, I came across this site and came back to it mainly for its command catalog, whether to find out what sub( is or for some tips ands tricks. Admittedly, I'm never active on the forums, instead working on my small projects alone; I'm not really too much of a social person. :P
Well it all started in 8th grade Algebra… I got bored and found out that the Disp and Lbl/Goto commands on my TI-84+SE were really easy. :P anyway after a bit of tinkering, I made my first real program, adapted from some idea I saw on the internet
:Lbl A :Input "",A :RandInt(1,100→A :Disp A :Goto A
My pride was a program that I made called MathMaster… It was a LONG one, and basically did anything I wanted… auto solved ever topic in Algebra I and Geometry… It wasn't very complicated though… I've screwed around a bit since then and gotten pretty darn good at it. Anyway I learned all the different functions and stuff on this website around 2008, 2009 I believe. I came back again when I got my TI-89 Titanium, and for some reason or another, just decided to join now, 4 or 5 years later…
I started 8th grade algebra and got a TI-83 Plus to work with. I, being completely ignorant, had some dumb fantasy that "Link" could "text" to other calculators (I know, ???) and I looked up a manual on the internet. I then found out how to make basic math programs and then read Borris Cherny's tutorial on ticalc.org. From there, I got to here! :D
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I always liked programming, and I searched for a medium in which I could program games that everyone could play. (Not everyone would by a CD for XBox or PS from me, not that I could make one) I found TI-83 & TI-84 calculators! The graphics are pretty simple ("My world is black & white, but if i blink fast enough, i see it in grayscale." -Tr1p1ea), and everyone has one. There is also a pretty good programming community, too.
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