Why isn't the 84 mentioned in the emulator table?
Date: 17 Apr 2007 00:27
Number of posts: 27
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I don't have a 84+/SE calculator. If you do, you are welcome to try using those emulators and see if they work for the calculator. Just update the table with your results
I added the 82, 85, and 86 to the emulator table. Should I add the TI-73 as well, or change it back to the way it was before? Also, I changed emu8x so that it lists the calculators that it emulates instead of the calculators that it can run on. Is that okay?
I edited the emulator stuff to include jsTIfied. It is an in-browser emulator, so it doesn't actually have a download. Also, should the book "Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus" be included in the resources?
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I don't know if you would call it good quality information :). However, it did take me a long time to add 4 calculators to the table since I didn't understand the syntax. I am quite proud of my small changes to the table :D!
I had the same problem understanding the table syntax the first time I used it, but after a while you get used to it. The Wikidot administrators actually added support for the standard HTML table tags a while ago, so if you are familiar with HTML, you can use that. See http://www.wikidot.com/doc:wiki-syntax#toc23 for more information.
Could something be done with this page similar to what was done with the showcases page?
Perhaps even a separate page for each of the tutorials giving an outline of their contents. I think that would be really useful. It would take a lot of work though.
I would be more than happy to make outlines of tutorials for the cause.
That's not my point. We should take all these downloads and put them into a format like the showcases page.
And then each one should have a page which gives an outline of what it does. Just like the showcases page.
I understood your point, I was just saying that the tutorials are also available elsewhere on the wiki. In any case, it sounds like a good idea, and you should just go ahead with it. If you are going to create a separate page for each tutorial, I would link to the actual tutorial download on the site. This way you don't have to worry about the tutorial site going off-line or changing.
First off, let's all give an applause to Zaphod Beeblebrox in recognition of the work he did to improve this page *claps loudly*. Great work!
Now down to business: I personally think that one of the tutorials should be removed from this page. That is, in the "Improving Your Programming" tab, there is a "How To Make Link-Games" tutorial by Alex Hoops, which I believe to be inferior and completely incorrect. More explained, the tutorial doesn't help anybody for two reasons:
- This tutorial only seems to apply to his game;
- The information in the tutorial is completely wrong; you can not link calculators in that way. It is simply not possible with the current nature of GetCalc(, and I would be surprised if, by using the method described in this tutorial, the multiplayer section of his game actually works.
I think there are several tutorials that should be removed from the resources page:
- TI-83 Plus BASIC: A Beginners' Guide
- TI-83+ Beginners Guide
- Basic School
- Mike's TI-83 Plus Tutorials
- TI Basic Tutorial (Espically 83's + 83+'s)
- TI-BASIC Tutorial
- getKey & BASIC animation 86
- Beginners' BASIC for the TI-83
- The Vortex: TI-83+ BASIC Programming
This list only includes the tutorials in the Learning The Language tab, so it is not complete. Most of these tutorials are of rather poor quality, not to mention that this wiki already covers the majority of their content.
EDIT: I forgot to say good job to Zaphod, which I will do here — Good job, Zaphod!
In that case, I'll remove the inferior tutorials — after all, this site is about quality, not quantity.
Manual Texas Instruments Even if you have a physical copy of the manual, an electronic copy is still needed. It is much more convenient to just open up the electronic manual, then to have to carry the physical manual around. This is the most complete reference for TI-Basic programming, covering all of the TI-Basic commands that are on the calculator.
Is this wiki not the most complete reference for TI-Basic programming? Therefore, we should write: "This is the second most complete…"
Cheers ~ James Kanjo
PS. This is a joke, you have permission to laugh.
Seriously though, we should change it…
I suppose this wiki is the most complete TI-Basic reference, but the manual is still very useful because there is lots of information in it that the wiki doesn't cover.
I really don't know what we were thinking.
We had a separate include for each tab of the resources. This is both clumsy and inconvenient. I have moved all of the data onto the one page, resources:include. The resources page now simply includes the appropriate parts of the include page.
The link to JAl cc editor is broken.
EDIT: I also moved TILP to "Utilities". Why was it listed under emulators?
TILP has an emulator built in. I am busy now, but it should be moved back.
Edit: It has been a long time since I changed anything on this site. Either the syntax is different or I have just completely forgotten how to make changes (which is more likely since I have such an awful memory). Mapar007, you will have to undo the edit yourself.
I use tilp. It doesn't have an emulator at all, afaik. (you're most likely confusing with TilEm)
And I did read the whole manual….
No, I am positive that it is in TILP. It has been nearly a year since I have used TILP since I uninstalled it, so forgive me for not remembering exactly how to use the emulator.
First, I should point out that this is the most pathetic emulator ever, which is understandable since TILP is coded to be a linking program. IIRC, the calculator to be emulated must actually be plugged in at the time instead of just using a ROM. Try browsing through the options when a calculator is linked.
For now why not give me the benefit of the doubt. I used to work on this site a lot (before the 68k section was added and it was redesigned), and nobody else disagreed with this page when I worked on it. I am not taking credit for this site, or for the great amount of work that went into creating it, but I did help more than most.
P.S. I specifically remember when I first worked on this page and saw that TILP was in the emulator section. At first I planned on removing it, but I checked the program and to my astonishment there was an emulator tucked back in TILP's features.
I think it would be more appropriate if the items on this page linked to the corresponding ticalc.org page, or a page with information about the resource - rather than directly downloading the file without any explanation. I would change this, but I'm not sure where the information displayed in the table is located.
I think it's fine as is. Some of the tutorials have become difficult to find on the Internet and keeping a direct file download instead of a redirect makes sure that it doesn't disappear. All that's really needed is a proper description
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