HP-83/85 BASIC Training Pac Disk


The BASIC Training Pac features a flexible, self paced, self teaching approach to computer programming. Included in the pac is a tape and/or disc, an easy to follow instruction manual, and a supplement which contains a dictionary of BASIC terms and a HELP sections. The comprehensive tutorial manual emphasizes hands-on familiarity with the Series 80 personal computer, and a step-by-step workbook approach teaches machine operation and features. The pac also demonstrates tha concept of a computer program, programming language, vocabulary and syntax.

Some of the topics covered in the BASIC Training Pac include:

The user is shown keys to press and the resulting CRT displays that he should see. Conversational prompts, explanations and instructions help the user to understand what is happening, step-by-step. The pac places a strong emphasis on learning by doing.

The BASIC Training pac is also a friendly guide to Series 80 computer keyboard operations and BASIC language. It is a self-teaching course that is more slowly paced that the BASIC Programming Guide included in the Series 80 owner's handbook, and one that can be effectively studied for an hour or so at a time.

Two versions of the BASIC Training Pac are available, one for the HP-83 and HP-85 and another for the HP-86 and the HP-87. The latter version takes advantage of the 80-column display available on the HP-86 and HP-87 personal computers.

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Note: Make sure that the Volume name on the diskette is BASIC, otherwise, automatic loading of programs will not work. The file names of the programs in these directories may have been changed because of incompatibilities between either the Unix or the DOS/Windows filesystems. Essentially, spaces and "/" characters were converted to "_" and .BIN extensions were added to the files. Use the following table to locate the correct Series-80 filename when transferring the file back to the LIF floppy. Finally, be sure to read the instructions for transferring programs and data from your workstation to your Series 80 computer.

If you have the ability to create a floppy from a binary image, here is the entire diskette image: HP85-TrainingPac.BIN.


------------ Series 80 --------------  --- Web Site ---
Name         Type       Bytes   Recs    Len   Name
WORK         BASIC       256    50     12772  WORK.BIN
CH3          BASIC       256    43     10967  CH3.BIN
CH4          BASIC       256     3       752  CH4.BIN
CH4-2        BASIC       256    50     12655  CH4-2.BIN
TEST4        BASIC       256    36      9031  TEST4.BIN
CH5          BASIC       256    48     12131  CH5.BIN
MONEY        BASIC       256     1       137  MONEY.BIN
CH7          BASIC       256    22      5605  CH7.BIN
TEST7        BASIC       256    25      6380  TEST7.BIN
REVIEW       BASIC       256    40     10070  REVIEW.BIN
REV2         BASIC       256    24      5909  REV2.BIN
CH8          BASIC       256    24      6080  CH8.BIN
SAVING       BASIC       256     4       943  SAVING.BIN
SECRET       BASIC       256     6      1451  SECRET.BIN
TEST10       BASIC       256    35      8881  TEST10.BIN
CRAPS        BASIC       256     5      1081  CRAPS.BIN
TEST11       BASIC       256    24      6132  TEST11.BIN
TEST15       BASIC       256    26      6481  TEST15.BIN
THROW        BASIC       256    12      2959  THROW.BIN
TEST18       BASIC       256    41     10451  TEST18.BIN
MATH         BASIC       256    20      5047  MATH.BIN
CAMIS        BASIC       256    15      3821  CAMIS.BIN
DEMO         BASIC       256     5      1028  DEMO.BIN
DEMO2        BASIC       256    45     11375  DEMO2.BIN
KEYS         BASIC       256    41     10414  KEYS.BIN
KEYBRD       DATA        256    10      2560  KEYBRD.BIN
KEYS2        BASIC       256    39      9847  KEYS2.BIN
KEYS3        BASIC       256    39      9892  KEYS3.BIN

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