Chapter 1. Diving into calculator programming


This chapter covers
  • Why you should program graphing calculators
  • How calculator programming skills apply to computer coding
  • Three sample programs so you can dive right in


In the past 40 years, programming has gone from being a highly specialized niche career to being a popular hobby and job. Today’s programmers write applications and games for fun and profit, creating everything from the programs that run on your phone to the frameworks that underpin the entire internet. When you think of programming, however, you probably don’t envision a graphing calculator. So why should you read this book, and why should you learn to program a graphing calculator?

Simply put, graphing calculators are a ...

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