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Offline BigBrotherNoir

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Programming Initiation
« on: March 08, 2012, 01:08:24 pm »
Hello! I finally decided that it would be worth my time to learn programming for calculators. I have been hoping to become a computer programmer someday, but due to major slothfulness, I am running out of time before I enter college. I have signed up for several computer related courses, but my knowledge is limited to the computer gurus out there. I thought it would be a good impression(however minor) if I could program with calculators. And so, after this windbag of an opening statement, I am requesting the following information: what language(s) to learn, hardware(I have a ti Nspire and access to computers), books, links, and so on an so forth. Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Programming Initiation
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 01:13:44 pm »
nice to see you starting to program! you'll have a great time with it, that's for sure :)

well, if you have an nspire i think you should start with lua. it's quite easy to learn, and you can do lots of nice things with it.
here are some sites if you want to learn it:
http://wiki.inspired-lua.org/Main_Page
http://www.inspired-lua.org/
and of course this forums!

good luck!

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Re: Programming Initiation
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 01:24:50 pm »
Thanks! I need any help I can get!
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Re: Programming Initiation
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 01:25:13 pm »
Yeah, if you've got an nspire you should learn lua and for later, some c for programming stuff for ndless.
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Re: Programming Initiation
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 01:36:50 pm »
here is the beginning of a guide i'm making (it's not finished yet, but it's in progress). it might be useful to start..

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Re: Programming Initiation
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 10:03:04 pm »
The two tutorials Nick pointed you at are going to help you program on the Nspire, but if you don't know the actual programming, then check out the official Lua Doc at http://www.lua.org/pil/#online.

Good luck on your programming adventures!  :D