Command Cheat Sheet

The cheat sheet is a basic list of the programming commands found in the PRGM menu while programming. Each command includes a brief summary, along with its syntax(s) and specific menu location. Click on the title of each box to see a more detailed description.

If
Checks if a condition is true, and if it is, runs an optional statement or group of statements.

Command Syntax

If condition
statement

If condition
Then
one or more statements
End

If condition
Then
statement(s) to run if condition is true
Else
statement(s) to run otherwise
End

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. ENTER or 1 to choose If
End
Indicates the end of a block of statements.

Command Syntax

If condition
Then
statement(s)
End

While condition
statement(s)
End

Repeat condition
statement(s)
End

For(variable,start,end[,step])
statement(s)
End

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. 8 to choose Pause, or use arrows
For(
Executes some commands many times, with a variable increasing from start to end by step, with the default value step=1.

Command Syntax

For(variable,start,end[,step])
statement(s)
End

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. 4 to choose For(, or use arrows
  3. 7 to choose End, or use arrows
While
Loops through a block of code while the condition is true.

Command Syntax

While condition
statement(s)
End

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. 5 to choose While, or use arrows
  3. 7 to choose End, or use arrows
Repeat
Loops through a block of code until the condition is true. Always loops at least once.

Command Syntax

Repeat condition
statement(s)
End

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. 6 to choose Repeat, or use arrows
  3. 7 to choose End, or use arrows
Lbl
Defines a label for a particular Goto or Menu( to jump to.

Command Syntax

Lbl name

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. 9 to choose Lbl, or use arrows
Goto
Jumps to the Lbl instruction with the specified name, and continues running the program from there.

Command Syntax

Goto name

Lbl name

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. 0 to choose Goto, or use arrows
  3. 9 to choose Lbl, or use arrows
prgm
Calls another program from within a program, with program execution moving to that program.

Command Syntax

prgmNAME

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. LEFT to enter the EXEC submenu
  3. Select a program
IS>(
Increments a variable by one and skips the next command if the variable is greater than the value.

Command Syntax

IS>(variable,value)

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. A to choose IS>(, or use arrows
DS<(
Decrements a variable by one and skips the next command if the variable is less than the value.

Command Syntax

DS<(variable,value)

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. ALPHA MATH to choose DS<(, or use arrows
Return
Stops the program and returns the user to the home screen. If the program is a subprogram, however, it just stops the subprogram and returns program execution to the parent program.

Command Syntax

Return

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. ALPHA SIN to choose Return, or use arrows
Stop
Completely stops the current program and any parent programs.

Command Syntax

Stop

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the program menu
  2. ALPHA F to choose Stop, or use arrows
DelVar
Deletes a variable from memory.

Command Syntax

DelVar variable

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. ALPHA TAN to choose DelVar, or use arrows
GraphStyle(
Sets the graphing style of a graphing equation in the current mode.

Command Syntax

GraphStyle(equation #, style #)

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to access the programming menu
  2. ALPHA H to select GraphStyle(, or use arrows
DispGraph
Displays the graph screen.

Command Syntax

DispGraph

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to access the program menu
  2. RIGHT to access the I/O submenu
  3. 4 to select DispGraph, or use arrows
DispTable
Displays the table screen.

Command Syntax

DispTable

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to access the program menu
  2. RIGHT to select the I/O submenu
  3. 5 to select DispTable, or use arrows
ClrHome
Clears the home screen of any text.

Command Syntax

ClrHome

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. RIGHT to enter the I/O menu
  3. 8 to choose ClrHome, or use arrows
Disp
Displays an expression, a string, or several expressions and strings on the home screen.

Command Syntax

Disp [argument1,argument2,…]

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. RIGHT to enter the I/O menu
  3. 3 to select Disp, or use arrows
Output(
Displays an expression on the home screen starting at a specified row and column. Wraps around if necessary.

Command Syntax

Output(row, column, expression)

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. RIGHT to enter the I/O menu
  3. 6 to choose Output(, or use arrows
Pause
Pauses a program until the user presses ENTER.

Command Syntax

Pause or text//

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. 8 to choose Pause, or use arrows
Menu(
Displays a generic menu on the home screen, with up to seven options for the user to select.

Command Syntax

Menu("Title","Option 1",Label 1[,…,"Option 7",Label 7])

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. Press ALPHA PRGM to choose Menu(, or use arrows
Input
Prompts the user to enter a value and then stores the value to the variable.

Displays the graph screen and then the user can move around the cursor.

Command Syntax

Input

Input ["Text",]variable

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. RIGHT to enter the I/O menu
  3. 1 to choose Input
Prompt
Prompts the user to enter values for variables and then stores those values to the variables.

Command Syntax

Prompt variableA[,variableB,…]

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. RIGHT to enter the I/O menu
  3. 2 to choose Prompt, or use arrows
getKey
Returns the numerical code of the last key pressed, or 0 if no key is pressed.

Command Syntax

getKey[→Variable]

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. RIGHT to enter the I/O menu
  3. 7 to choose getKey, or use arrows
GetCalc(
Gets a variable from another calculator.

Command Syntax

GetCalc(variable)

(84+ and 84+SE only)
GetCalc(variable,portflag)

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to enter the PRGM menu
  2. RIGHT to enter the I/O menu
  3. 9 to choose GetCalc(, or use arrows
Get(
Gets a variable's value from a connected calculator or CBL device.

Command Syntax

Get(variable)

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to access the program menu
  2. RIGHT to access the I/O menu
  3. ALPHA A to select Get(
Send(
Sends data or a variable to a connected CBL device.

Command Syntax

Send(variable)

Menu Location

  1. PRGM to access the program menu
  2. RIGHT to access the I/O submenu
  3. ALPHA B to select Send(
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