Author Topic: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?  (Read 6276 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Spyro543

  • LV9 Veteran (Next: 1337)
  • *********
  • Posts: 1189
  • Rating: +74/-3
    • View Profile
TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« on: May 08, 2011, 06:27:27 pm »
Alright I've been looking at the Nspire Clickpad and I have a question.

The Non-CAS is $159  :o

The CAS is $63  :w00t:

Does the CAS have less features then the Non-CAS?

If not, why doesn't it cost as much as the Non-CAS?

Sources
CAS http://www.amazon.com/Texas-Instruments-NSCAS-PWB-1L1/dp/B000QSX9EK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1304892680&sr=1-3
Non-CAS http://www.amazon.com/Texas-Instruments-TI-NSpire-Handheld-Calculator/dp/B000QSZD44/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1304819359&sr=1-4

Offline yunhua98

  • You won't this read sentence right.
  • LV11 Super Veteran (Next: 3000)
  • ***********
  • Posts: 2718
  • Rating: +214/-12
  • Go take a dive in the River Lethe.
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 06:53:22 pm »
As far as I know, CAS's, mathwise, can do everything a nonCAS can and more.  Programming wise, it's more limited.  However this doesn't explain why it's cheaper, since most of them don't care about programming...

Spoiler For =====My Projects=====:
Minor setback due to code messing up.  On hold for Contest.
<hr>
On hold for Contest.


Spoiler For ===Staff Memberships===:






Have you seen any good news-worthy programs/events?  If so, PM me with an article to be included in the next issue of CGPN!
The Game is only a demo, the code that allows one to win hasn't been done.
To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago."
Signature Last Updated: 12/26/11
<hr>

Offline Spyro543

  • LV9 Veteran (Next: 1337)
  • *********
  • Posts: 1189
  • Rating: +74/-3
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 06:54:15 pm »
So the CAS would be a bad choice?

Offline yunhua98

  • You won't this read sentence right.
  • LV11 Super Veteran (Next: 3000)
  • ***********
  • Posts: 2718
  • Rating: +214/-12
  • Go take a dive in the River Lethe.
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011, 07:13:04 pm »
If you want to be Ndless compatible, probably.

Spoiler For =====My Projects=====:
Minor setback due to code messing up.  On hold for Contest.
<hr>
On hold for Contest.


Spoiler For ===Staff Memberships===:






Have you seen any good news-worthy programs/events?  If so, PM me with an article to be included in the next issue of CGPN!
The Game is only a demo, the code that allows one to win hasn't been done.
To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago."
Signature Last Updated: 12/26/11
<hr>

Offline Spyro543

  • LV9 Veteran (Next: 1337)
  • *********
  • Posts: 1189
  • Rating: +74/-3
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011, 07:16:05 pm »
I'm not concerned about Ndless.

All I'm concerned about is some simple programming and to play games and try and run programs.

Offline yunhua98

  • You won't this read sentence right.
  • LV11 Super Veteran (Next: 3000)
  • ***********
  • Posts: 2718
  • Rating: +214/-12
  • Go take a dive in the River Lethe.
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011, 07:24:15 pm »
well, Both Nspire's programming is crippled with no input or getkey.  So none of the games will be very good except ASM ones ones which are only playable trough Ndless.

Spoiler For =====My Projects=====:
Minor setback due to code messing up.  On hold for Contest.
<hr>
On hold for Contest.


Spoiler For ===Staff Memberships===:






Have you seen any good news-worthy programs/events?  If so, PM me with an article to be included in the next issue of CGPN!
The Game is only a demo, the code that allows one to win hasn't been done.
To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago."
Signature Last Updated: 12/26/11
<hr>

Offline Spyro543

  • LV9 Veteran (Next: 1337)
  • *********
  • Posts: 1189
  • Rating: +74/-3
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2011, 07:41:30 pm »
No input? At all? No INPUT? So that makes even math programs impossible to create!

I still want one.

Offline yunhua98

  • You won't this read sentence right.
  • LV11 Super Veteran (Next: 3000)
  • ***********
  • Posts: 2718
  • Rating: +214/-12
  • Go take a dive in the River Lethe.
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2011, 07:53:01 pm »

you can create functions, so you set up the arguments, but definitely no really good games

Spoiler For =====My Projects=====:
Minor setback due to code messing up.  On hold for Contest.
<hr>
On hold for Contest.


Spoiler For ===Staff Memberships===:






Have you seen any good news-worthy programs/events?  If so, PM me with an article to be included in the next issue of CGPN!
The Game is only a demo, the code that allows one to win hasn't been done.
To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago."
Signature Last Updated: 12/26/11
<hr>

Offline Spyro543

  • LV9 Veteran (Next: 1337)
  • *********
  • Posts: 1189
  • Rating: +74/-3
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2011, 07:55:15 pm »
Like I asked on IRC, is the MLC available for this version of Nspire?

Offline Lionel Debroux

  • LV11 Super Veteran (Next: 3000)
  • ***********
  • Posts: 2135
  • Rating: +290/-45
    • View Profile
    • TI-Chess Team
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011, 09:24:06 am »
The Nspire CAS OS doesn't have the (incomplete) TI-84+ emulator provided by the non-CAS OS - but it has a CAS :)

Ndless supports the non-CAS OS and the CAS OS equally well.
Member of the TI-Chess Team.
Co-maintainer of GCC4TI (GCC4TI online documentation), TILP and TIEmu.
Co-admin of TI-Planet.

Offline Silver Shadow

  • Beta Tester
  • LV8 Addict (Next: 1000)
  • ********
  • Posts: 817
  • Rating: +27/-7
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011, 01:05:53 pm »
The Nspire CAS OS doesn't have the (incomplete) TI-84+ emulator provided by the non-CAS OS - but it has a CAS :)

Ndless supports the non-CAS OS and the CAS OS equally well.
Also note that the CX non-CAS version doesn't have the 84+ emu.
Former Coder of Tomorrow


Offline Spyro543

  • LV9 Veteran (Next: 1337)
  • *********
  • Posts: 1189
  • Rating: +74/-3
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2011, 01:11:50 pm »
So I will be considering this CAS version. Thanks for everyone's help! And if Ndless is compatible with the CAS that's awesome

Offline ruler501

  • Meep
  • LV11 Super Veteran (Next: 3000)
  • ***********
  • Posts: 2475
  • Rating: +66/-9
  • Crazy Programmer
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2011, 01:14:26 pm »
Why not just get the regular and load CAs on it if you need it. They have OSLauncher and a tutorial on how to do it.

I'm thinking about doing thta to mine so I can do some of the math it lets me do.
I currently don't do much, but I am a developer for a game you should totally try out called AssaultCube Reloaded download here https://assaultcuber.codeplex.com/
-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.1
GCM/CS/M/S d- s++: a---- C++ UL++ P+ L++ E---- W++ N o? K- w-- o? !M V?
PS+ PE+ Y+ PGP++ t 5? X R tv-- b+++ DI+ D+ G++ e- h! !r y

Offline JosJuice

  • LV10 31337 u53r (Next: 2000)
  • **********
  • Posts: 1344
  • Rating: +66/-14
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2011, 01:30:33 pm »
Why not just get the regular and load CAs on it if you need it. They have OSLauncher and a tutorial on how to do it.

I'm thinking about doing thta to mine so I can do some of the math it lets me do.
Why not get a CAS (which is cheaper) and run the 84+ emu on it using OSLauncher?

Offline Spyro543

  • LV9 Veteran (Next: 1337)
  • *********
  • Posts: 1189
  • Rating: +74/-3
    • View Profile
Re: TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad Question?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2011, 01:44:49 pm »
The reason I'm getting the CAS is becuase its cheaper.