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.
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.
VOLUME NAME: BASIC ------------ 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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