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Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus by Christopher R. Mitchell

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Preface

When I was 13 years old, I received my first graphing calculator. It was Christmas, and my biggest present under the tree was a TI-83. I was thrilled. I first used it just for math, but over several months, I became more curious and discovered that I could write programs directly on the calculator. The guidebook included with the calculator didn’t really help with programming, other than demonstrating an interesting Sierpinski Triangle. Undeterred, I set off to teach myself calculator programming, although I never thought of it in such definite terms.

I first learned to display text on the screen and then to make simple animations. I discovered that I could also ask the user for input and thus make simple math programs to check my homework ...

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