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hello, this is a instructable explaining the basics of programming on your TI-83 84 calculator. Also, i could make other instructables on more specific things, depending on the feedback. Sorry about the pictures, i'm bad with a camera.

Step 1: Create your program

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ok, first, you need to create your program. first hit the program button, then keep going to the right until you get to the new section as seen on the picture. name your program whatever you want, i named mine test. you should end up at this screen (picture 2).
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lovepinkk8610 months ago

I don't have the option "new" after hitting PRGM. please help me.

ncranford1 year ago

Don't know if it helps any now, but its 'PRGM' in the corner close by the arrow keys

jwhite692 years ago
Where is the program button?
ncoleman22 years ago
Thanks, this Instructable really helped me! Good job!
Link freek3 years ago
How do i get it to not show both of what its supposed to say when i choose the 2nd through something option it is quite irritating. P.s. cute cat
You need to put a ClrHome after Pause after Disp "HELLO". I did that too. (:
todd007106 years ago
How can i delete a program?
-Turn on Calculator
-Press (2nd), then (+)
-Press (2)
-Press (7)
-Highlight the PRGM(s) that you'd like to delete and click (DEL)
-Click Yes
Press <2nd>, then <+>, then <2>, then <7>
cnohelty4 years ago
I have been able to make some crazy games, and I have a website displaying the source code in plain TI-BASIC of a few of my games. Check out http://www.boredinclass.net/ 

opefully it helps some of you.

Or, if you want your own source published on the web. You can do that on the site too.
check out ticalc.org there is A LOT even more stuff.
Hey Sorunome, I didn't think I'd see you here in a programming instructable. Small world
Ow yeah... next Friday I'll surprise you all with my next ible :D
Saw your next ible :D
Your ible is in the "Related" tab of this one
*yay* :D
ggiihh14 years ago
I have..

:Prompt H,K,P
:Output (1,1,"Vertex (",H,",",K,")")

What i'm trying to do is get it to display

H=? 4
K=? 5
P=? 6
Vertex (4,5)

(The 4,5,6 are arbitrary values I could enter)

Anyways, the prompt part works fine, but I'm not sure how to get it to output the Vertex line like that.
Any help is appreciated & thanks in advance. 
:Prompt H,K,P
:text(-1,1,1,"Vertex (",H,",",K,")")
Try this:

:Input "H:? ",A
:Input "K:? ",B
:Input "P:? ",C
:Disp {A,B}

Remember to actually use that type of brackets: they are used by pressing 2nd and the parentheses signs. 
Grndaysnpr4 years ago
is there a way to make the menu more than 7 entries long? i am building a program that will take my other programs and combine them into one, but i have 17 programs and the menu command only allows a maximum of 7. please help.
Electron2294 years ago
when i press enter to goto the options i get a frekin error
you dont have a , between "options" and "again"
alextod4 years ago
sweet man, this helped big time. i now have a chemistry formula program with several menu entries, its awesome
rexy1234 years ago
Awesome guide bro, thanks
mets265 years ago
how do you make something repeat over and over agian??
khanguy mets265 years ago
you can always use a while loop with the test statement being 1. Command Syntax:
While condition statement(s)
End Menu Location:
While editing a program press:
PRGM to enter the PRGM menu 5 to choose While, insert statement, then  use arrows 7 to choose End.

go here for more info: http://tibasicdev.wikidot.com/sk:loops
junits15 mets265 years ago
after the clearhome put in a prompt for B then put in a FOR(A,1,B,1) the program will repeat for what B is worth.
orangeburrito (author)  mets265 years ago
At the end of a label, hit prgm 0, or just scroll down in the prgm menu, it will give you a goto command, and you type the label you want to go to, and ti will go to that label when the calculator gets to that.For example:

lbl A
disp "HI"
goto A

This will constantly display Hi, over and over again forever.
khanguy5 years ago
Why not use a TI89 for programming, it can get more stuff done at a faster rate.
TIBASIC is a shell for the ASM, its not going to be that much faster. if you want a really fast program, try learning Z80 ASM, the TI 83 and 84 series' both us a a Z80 processor.
adrianpaez5 years ago
what is the program used for
orangeburrito (author)  adrianpaez5 years ago
These calculators are great, any formula that involves use of a calculator you can make the calculator do by itself. If I would get off my butt and find some time to work on it, I would explain how to prompt variables and the like. I currently use this programming for my pre-calc class, it makes the whole thing a lot mroe manageable.
rcplanegy5 years ago
yay!  ill never be bored in class again!  now how do you disp. pictures...
orangeburrito (author)  rcplanegy5 years ago

Well it's not that difficult. If this is too complicated of an explanation I can post pictures or whatever in a while. Anyway, it's quite simple, make a picture or whatever on the graph window, then go to the draw menu(2nd>prgm) and move to the right twice in the menu to get to the sto tab. After getting to this tab, hit the StorePic button then it will come up on the main part. After you have taht, you can type any integer value(0-9) and it will save the picture under that integer. To recall that picture, go back to the sto menu and hit RecallPic, then type the number that you saved the picture under, and it will display. Sorry for the long-winded explanation, I was gonna make another instructable for this, but I'm just so lazy...

ekjfinn5 years ago
For some reason after i get to the hello and press enter i get the error data type, any suggestions?

orangeburrito (author)  ekjfinn5 years ago
Well as long as the code is matched exactly to what I've got there, it shouldn't give you any problems, I can't imagine how that would happen...hmmm.
i <3 ur kitteh! also good guide XD
hammerhead7 years ago
Nice stuff! I used to make programs and games on my Casio CFX9850, top of the line at the time. The last thing I made was Space Invaders a couple of years ago. Due to to the lack of processing speed it slowed down too much when I was about to incorporate the score points. Was a nice time killer during lessons though.
orangeburrito (author)  hammerhead7 years ago
yeah i mostly spend my study halls and some of the more boring classes playing and creating games and stuff on my calculator, last thing i made was a timer that was about one 60th of a second off, but it got deleted when i dropped my calc and my batteries or something fell out and my RAM reset
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