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Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« on: June 16, 2010, 11:35:35 am »
I only joined yesterday, but I've already got two programs in the works, both of which are (probably) going to be completely written in TI-Basic.

The first is Multitab 83+. It is a math program that will allow the user to (quickly) look up the multiplication table on their TI-83+. Currently, all I've got is the name and a (very) rough idea of how the program will work. I've not seen anything like this before, at least for the TI-83+.
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The second is Chemitab 83+. It is a science program that will allow the user to look up most any element on the periodic table of the elements on their TI-83+. Currently, all I've got is the name and an extremely rough idea of how the program will work. I've seen similar programs to this idea, but the only one that was completely written in Basic that I was able to find used a pic for the table, which prevented me from being able to successfully install the program by hand into my calculator (I don't own a link cable), which in turn has motivated me to create my own periodic table look-up program for the TI-83+.
Version 2.0 coming January 2011


Updates
December 9, 2010 -- Both projects have been temporarily abandoned due to accidentally reseting my calculator's memory and losing all of the coding I had thus far done on these programs.
December 14, 2010 -- Chemitab officially on hold until June 2011; First release of Multitab code for peer review
December 15, 2010 -- Second release of Multitab for peer review
December 17, 2010 -- Multitab 83+ version 1.0 completed.
December 19, 2010 -- Chemitab 83+ version 1.0 completed.
December 28, 2010 -- Chemitab 83+ version 2.0 completed.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 10:05:13 pm by holmes221b »

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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 01:33:54 pm »
These sound cool.  Good luck with both! ;D

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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 01:36:26 pm »
Interesting.
I don't really see the point of Multitab, though. If you're holding a calculator....then why need a multiplication table?

Also, how will Chemitab take input? If it's just a periodic table...then there are apps (specifically Elements 3.0) that do it as well

i suppose it would make a great programming excercise, but overall, not too useful...:P

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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 01:38:20 pm »
Her goal w/Chemitab was to make a periodic table in pure basic w/o any pics. She doesn't have a link cable... so, yeah.
Maybe she could explain Multitab more?
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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 01:42:31 pm »
I think Multitab is to quiclky view all possible results of basic multiplications at once, to not have to calculate them manually one by one. Maybe I am wrong, though.

Also the Chemitab idea is awesome. Just as an head up: there was an official one in Flash APP format by Texas Instruments back in 1999-2001 too. However, it was a paid app that couldn't be sent from one calc to another. I don't know if it's still available anywhere anymore (it used to come with 83+SE calcs). It's nice to see a new one that is both pic-free and freeware.

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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 01:42:32 pm »
(I don't own a link cable)
Ah. Missed the implications of this. Also forgot that the 83+ series don't come with the Periodic app preloaded. Also forgot that the 83+ doesn't have the USB connection (lost my link cable a few months back, now I just use my digital camera cable lol) Looking back on my post, i see I was a little brusque. Apologies, and good luck!

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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 04:30:41 pm »
I think Multitab is to quickly view all possible results of basic multiplications at once, to not have to calculate them manually one by one. Maybe I am wrong, though.
No, you've got it exactly right, DJ.

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I've got the basic framework of the program worked out for Multitab, currently the biggest challenge with the code itself that I am facing is the table output.

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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010, 04:39:21 pm »
Sorry about that. Edited.
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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2010, 04:54:41 pm »
I think Multitab is to quickly view all possible results of basic multiplications at once, to not have to calculate them manually one by one. Maybe I am wrong, though.
No, you've got it exactly right, DJ.

*points to gender symbol to the left of the post* I'm a girl, by the way, calcdude.

I've got the basic framework of the program worked out for Multitab, currently the biggest challenge with the code itself that I am facing is the table output.

I think it was your name that made him think you're a guy (Holmes and McCoy both being guys).

As for your programs I think they sound neat. I can only think of a couple issues with Multitab 83+ (at least with the idea of how I would do it): Once you get into bigger numbers (really anything more than a couple tokens wide) you will have to figure out a way to increase the width of the boxes.

With Chemitab 83+ I honestly think the hardest part will be getting a good system for calling the elements and such. Drawing the table and and selection shouldn't be that hard to accomplish.
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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2010, 06:39:40 pm »
@holmes: WHAATTT? A girl has appeared with an interest in calculators whose boyfriend is not on the same forum? :D
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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2010, 06:47:32 pm »
Raylin, no being sexist :P (btw, that should be "whose", not "who's")
Personally, the more people the better is my opinion on the matter.
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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2010, 06:58:20 pm »
lol @ calcdude's first line. (The who's/whose part) :P

As for the token's are too wide problem, I recommend storing the table to [A] and then using Pause [A] to display the table. :)
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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2010, 07:03:56 pm »
@calc: Fixed.
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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2010, 10:38:18 pm »
lol @ calcdude's first line. (The who's/whose part) :P

As for the token's are too wide problem, I recommend storing the table to [A] and then using Pause [A] to display the table. :)

Well I more meant like if she is planning on putting lines between everything.

Code: (With Lines) [Select]
▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
█1█2█3█4█5░█
████████████
█6█7█8█9█10█
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

Code: (Without Lines) [Select]
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10

Obviously these aren't multiplication tables but hopefully you get what I mean by it can get tricky.
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Re: Multitab 83+ & Chemitab 83+
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2010, 10:57:25 pm »
@holmes: WHAATTT? A girl has appeared with an interest in calculators whose boyfriend is not on the same forum? :D
This is pretty common in the TI community, except more on TI-BANK forum. :P

Anyway good luck on those projects ^^