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Re: Tutor App
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2013, 09:02:55 pm »
I finally worked on this a little last night and today since it might actually be useful to other students and professors on campus. I scrapped my original menu idea for a much simpler version. Now you can scroll through the tutorials and I made the setup relatively easy for adding new tutorials. There is also a filter option to view tutorials by category.

So some documentation since I haven't updated the readme:

There are two types of items that can be selected from the menus-- Tutorials and Menu Links. Menus have the following syntax:
Code: [Select]
Menu_0:
     .db "Menu name",0
     .dw number_of_items
     .dw Item_pointer_0
     .dw Item_pointer_1
     .dw Item_pointer_2
...
The item pointers point to an item of the types named above. Tutorials have the following syntax:
Code: [Select]
Tuto_0:
     .db "Item Name",0,0
     ;Tutorial data
     ExitTutor()       ;also .db 0
Menu Links have the following format:
Code: [Select]
MenuLink_0:
     .db "Item Name",0,1
     .dw MenuPtr

I also added a new tutorial function called Routine() which allows you to call tutorial code as subroutine. I made this because as I was adding some of the Linear Algebra commands, there was a bunch of duplicate code. Subroutines end the same way as tutorials, with ExitTutor(). Code will then resume after the point of the call.

Finally, I am also trying to keep in mind the goal of having external tutorials and a multipage app. Some of the source code is currently unoptimised since it is a one-page app, but once page boundaries have to be worried about, it will be useful.

EDIT: The original download had the wrong version of the app (correct source, though). It is corrected with an updated version.

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Re: Tutor App
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2013, 09:06:34 pm »
wuts PM 1.2?
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Re: Tutor App
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2013, 09:08:24 pm »
Oh, that is an app that was causing trouble for somebody on TI-BD that I was investigating. I am actually supposed to delete that now that the problem is resolved :P

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Re: Tutor App
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2013, 04:41:47 pm »
I can't find it anywhere..
Anyways, can you write a similar application that just allows us to give it a "keypress" macro, hidden in interrupts? OMG that would rock.. and for Nspires!
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Re: Tutor App
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2013, 09:19:55 pm »
Oh, the app is not for public use, that is why (the PM 1.2 app).

Anyways, I figured out that the file I uploaded was the wrong version, so sorry about the crash to the two people that downloaded it :[ I updated it with the new version which has a few more tutorials and menu options. The current tutorials are:

Binomial CDF
Binomial PDF
Determinant
Integral
Matrix Inverse
Derivative
Normal CDF
Reduced Row Echelon
Hello World programming example

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Re: Tutor App
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2013, 03:06:32 am »
Wow that is great! At first I was worried at how fast that other screenshot went through keypresses, but then you slowed it down. It should definitively be a nice learning tool :)

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Re: Tutor App
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2013, 06:31:50 pm »
It is such a good idea !

Error : Selecting the "Determinant" tutorial, and pressed 2nd, then ON, the calculator was turned off and when I turned it on, I was forced to follow the key sequence and to be on a loop of incorrect calculation.



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Re: Tutor App
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2013, 06:33:52 pm »
The concept would be quite useful in many scenarios (i.e., it would make an AWESOME setup tutorial for a shell).   :thumbsup:
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Re: Tutor App
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2013, 06:34:42 pm »
wow, that looks pretty awesome, nice work xeda!
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Re: Tutor App
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2013, 07:57:41 pm »
@mdr1: Thanks for letting me know that, I never even thought about that possible error. I will have to allow 2nd+ON to exit the tutorial, too (currently ON allows you to exit early).