The BASIC Training Pac features a flexible, self paced, self teaching approach to computer programming. Included in the pac is a tape and/or disc, an easy to follow instruction manual, and a supplement which contains a dictionary of BASIC terms and a HELP sections. The comprehensive tutorial manual emphasizes hands-on familiarity with the Series 80 personal computer, and a step-by-step workbook approach teaches machine operation and features. The pac also demonstrates tha concept of a computer program, programming language, vocabulary and syntax.
Some of the topics covered in the BASIC Training Pac include:
The user is shown keys to press and the resulting CRT displays that he should see. Conversational prompts, explanations and instructions help the user to understand what is happening, step-by-step. The pac places a strong emphasis on learning by doing.
The BASIC Training pac is also a friendly guide to Series 80 computer keyboard operations and BASIC language. It is a self-teaching course that is more slowly paced that the BASIC Programming Guide included in the Series 80 owner's handbook, and one that can be effectively studied for an hour or so at a time.
Two versions of the BASIC Training Pac are available, one for the HP-83 and HP-85 and another for the HP-86 and the HP-87. The latter version takes advantage of the 80-column display available on the HP-86 and HP-87 personal computers.
Note: Make sure that the Volume name on the diskette is BASIC, otherwise, automatic loading of programs will not work. The file names of the programs in these directories may have been changed because of incompatibilities between either the Unix or the DOS/Windows filesystems. Essentially, spaces and "/" characters were converted to "_" and .BIN extensions were added to the files. Use the following table to locate the correct Series-80 filename when transferring the file back to the LIF floppy. Finally, be sure to read the instructions for transferring programs and data from your workstation to your Series 80 computer.
If you have the ability to create a floppy from a binary image, here is the entire diskette image: HP85-TrainingPac.BIN.
VOLUME NAME: BASIC ------------ Series 80 -------------- --- Web Site --- Name Type Bytes Recs Len Name WORK BASIC 256 50 12772 WORK.BIN CH3 BASIC 256 43 10967 CH3.BIN CH4 BASIC 256 3 752 CH4.BIN CH4-2 BASIC 256 50 12655 CH4-2.BIN TEST4 BASIC 256 36 9031 TEST4.BIN CH5 BASIC 256 48 12131 CH5.BIN MONEY BASIC 256 1 137 MONEY.BIN CH7 BASIC 256 22 5605 CH7.BIN TEST7 BASIC 256 25 6380 TEST7.BIN REVIEW BASIC 256 40 10070 REVIEW.BIN REV2 BASIC 256 24 5909 REV2.BIN CH8 BASIC 256 24 6080 CH8.BIN SAVING BASIC 256 4 943 SAVING.BIN SECRET BASIC 256 6 1451 SECRET.BIN TEST10 BASIC 256 35 8881 TEST10.BIN CRAPS BASIC 256 5 1081 CRAPS.BIN TEST11 BASIC 256 24 6132 TEST11.BIN TEST15 BASIC 256 26 6481 TEST15.BIN THROW BASIC 256 12 2959 THROW.BIN TEST18 BASIC 256 41 10451 TEST18.BIN MATH BASIC 256 20 5047 MATH.BIN CAMIS BASIC 256 15 3821 CAMIS.BIN DEMO BASIC 256 5 1028 DEMO.BIN DEMO2 BASIC 256 45 11375 DEMO2.BIN KEYS BASIC 256 41 10414 KEYS.BIN KEYBRD DATA 256 10 2560 KEYBRD.BIN KEYS2 BASIC 256 39 9847 KEYS2.BIN KEYS3 BASIC 256 39 9892 KEYS3.BIN
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