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Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« on: October 23, 2011, 06:12:36 pm »
Is there any difference between Ti basic on the 83+ and the nspire? I might eventually get an nspire but I want to know if there re any programming differences.

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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 06:17:06 pm »
I don't have an nspire but from what I've been told they are very different... I'm pretty sure...
« Last Edit: October 23, 2011, 06:17:36 pm by parser padwan »

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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 06:19:36 pm »
The 83+ has TI-BASIC game programming capabilities, while the Nspire doesn't (it has a very limited version of TI-BASIC). Also the 83+ has Axe Parser for game programming, while the Nspire got Lua. Axe is much faster and offers more freedom, but the Nspire has way more memory. Also the 83+ got z80 ASM programming, while the Nspire doesn't.

In terms of programming potential, the 83+ currently has more of it (unless one day Ndless 3.0 comes out), although it has much less memory.

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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 06:20:10 pm »
If basic is different and there's no axe, I don't think I'll bother. I used to know some lua, but I forgot it all. I think I'll stick with 83/84
« Last Edit: October 23, 2011, 06:22:00 pm by epic7 »

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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 06:49:11 pm »
On the other hand, the Nspire series have Lua and it's incredibly fast. (Ninja'd by an hour but whatever.)




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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011, 08:08:00 pm »
I dont know very much about the 89 titanium. That's also different ti-basic, right? I like that Nspire has lua, though

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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2011, 08:09:10 pm »
Yes, all three versions of "TI-BASIC" are really different languages.




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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 08:11:34 pm »
They're all different languages and none of them are actually BASIC. Go figure.
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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 08:12:55 pm »
^ That too. TI didn't even call it BASIC from the start. They just referred to it as their calculators' "extensive programming capabilities," and someone slapped the BASIC tag on it :P




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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 08:16:53 pm »
Well, it seems like alot of people call it ti-basic. I know its not the official name.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2011, 08:17:34 pm by epic7 »

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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2011, 08:22:29 pm »
On the other hand, the Nspire series have Lua and it's incredibly fast. (Ninja'd by an hour but whatever.)
Not as fast as Axe though it seems. Eg, compare the texture-less raycaster in Lua with the one by Runer in Axe. That said, the larger screen might be a huge factor, though.

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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2011, 07:52:40 am »
BASIC on the 68k series (TI 89 series, TI92 series, Voyage 200) is actually fairly advanced. You can even manipulate sprites with it. You don't quite have access to the full screen though, as there is always a built in menu bar across the top of the screen. TI BASIC on the 83+ series is a bit more limited, but you can still do quite a lot with it. Nspire BASIC from what I've heard is really limited... minimal user input, no keypress detection, and very little in the way of graphic support. The Nspire does have LUA however, which seems to be quite capable.

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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2011, 08:09:34 am »
68k basic is very advanced, you can do a ton with it :)
(I wish my older brother didn't lose his projects, it would have amazed the world)

Nspire Lua is great, and is more powerfull than 68k basic, and I love it :D

I want a mix of a TI-92 plus and a Nspire!

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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2011, 09:35:57 am »
On the other hand, the Nspire series have Lua and it's incredibly fast. (Ninja'd by an hour but whatever.)
Not as fast as Axe though it seems. Eg, compare the texture-less raycaster in Lua with the one by Runer in Axe. That said, the larger screen might be a huge factor, though.
Or maybe because it was Runer who made axe raycaster :P
« Last Edit: October 24, 2011, 09:36:28 am by yeongJIN_COOL »
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Re: Who is the difference between Ti-83+ programming and Nspire?
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2011, 12:07:29 pm »
In nspire basic there's no PxlOn-command, input only in a popup and you have to press enter, there's no getkey. Everything other in ti-basic is similar to the 83+, I think.