HP-86/87 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: HP87-TrainingPac.BIN.


------------ Series 80 --------------  --- Web Site ---
Name         Type       Bytes   Recs    Len   Name
CAMIS        BASIC       256    19      4676  CAMIS.BIN
CH3          BASIC       256    36      9178  CH3.BIN
CH4          BASIC       256    56     14330  CH4.BIN
CH5          BASIC       256    56     14220  CH5.BIN
CH7          BASIC       256    25      6275  CH7.BIN
CH8          BASIC       256    24      6031  CH8.BIN
CRAPS        BASIC       256     6      1313  CRAPS.BIN
MATH         BASIC       256    23      5687  MATH.BIN
MONEY        BASIC       256     2       437  MONEY.BIN
REVIEW       BASIC       256    73     18482  REVIEW.BIN
SAVINGS      BASIC       256     5      1097  SAVINGS.BIN
SECRET       BASIC       256     6      1488  SECRET.BIN
TEST11       BASIC       256    46     11732  TEST11.BIN
TEST12       BASIC       256    27      6725  TEST12.BIN
TEST16       BASIC       256    28      6915  TEST16.BIN
TEST19       BASIC       256    48     12128  TEST19.BIN
TEST4        BASIC       256    32      8122  TEST4.BIN
TEST7        BASIC       256    27      6852  TEST7.BIN
THROW        BASIC       256    14      3384  THROW.BIN
WORK         BASIC       256    52     13053  WORK.BIN

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