The setDate( Command
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Command Summary

Sets the date of the clock on the TI-84+/SE.

Command Syntax

setDate(year,month,day)

Menu Location

This command can only be found in the catalog. Press:

  1. 2nd CATALOG to enter the command catalog
  2. s to skip to commands starting with S
  3. Scroll down to setDate( and select it

Calculator Compatibility

TI-84+/SE

Token Size

2 bytes

The setDate( command sets the date of the clock on the TI-84+/SE calculators. It takes three arguments: the year, the month, and the day. All three of these must be integers; in particular, year must be four digits, and month and day can be one or two digits. They represent the associated value that goes with a respective date. For example, this would set the date to January 1, 2008:

:setDate(2008,1,1

Once you have set the date, you can display it in three different formats on the mode screen using the setDtFmt( command: Month/Day/Year, Day/Month/Year, or Year/Month/Day. Of course, the date will only show up if the clock is on; if you need to turn the clock on, use the ClockOn command or select 'TURN CLOCK ON' , displayed in place of the clock on the mode screen.

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