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Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« on: September 01, 2011, 05:13:02 pm »
Hey guys, I'm just curious  ;D
I do it because the computer already has all (most of) the software anyone could ever think of. The calculator front has much more open room for creativity. Another part of it is that the calculator is just so portable and is allowed everywhere (like in classrooms) where computers and phones can't go. It gives me a happy feeling to be able to carry a program I made everywhere, and impress my friends.  :) Finally, things like slow processors and scarce RAM pose an interesting challenge to programmers not found in other platforms.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 05:19:28 pm »
To get girls.

Make my calc more usable.
Making 2 player games is rare, so i enjoy that.
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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 05:22:42 pm »
Because its fun, and I just simply love programming.
Because .. calculator programming is part of me :D

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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 05:24:23 pm »
I program calculators for fun, I guess.
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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 05:24:25 pm »
A lot of people here STARTED programming with calculators. Personally I do it for most of the reasons sammyMaX said in his post. It's an interesting challenge to make functional games at tolerable speeds with restricted graphics and memory. It's also very portable.
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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 05:29:41 pm »
Yeah, my first language was TI-BASIC, which got me into programming.

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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 05:31:08 pm »
So how do you program on a calc ???

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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2011, 05:32:49 pm »
Not sure what calc u are using but most ti calculators have programing built into them.
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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2011, 05:42:47 pm »
Of course, because it's handheld and allowed in classrooms, and it's not computer programming. Which is mainstream. (hipster mode on :P)
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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 05:44:00 pm »
it has ??
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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2011, 05:44:45 pm »
ya nspire has programming i think.  But not very good :p  like not getkey or anything.
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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2011, 05:52:09 pm »
I program because I enjoy it and I can take my calc everywhere

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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2011, 05:53:03 pm »
I program so I can be famous for making programs. No, really.
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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2011, 06:02:20 pm »
I program because I can, therefore I must. :P
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Re: Why Do You Program on Your Calculator?
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2011, 07:20:15 pm »
I personally don't program on my 8x calcs anymore much (just math utilities now to aid with.. Math) but I do program in C on my Prizm.

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