Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review: Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus by Christopher R. Mitchell

Continuing the Saturday night tour, I stopped by at another coffee place, the Swörk Urban Coffee Bar in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles).

Review: Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus - Christopher R. Mitchell

Author: Christopher R. Mitchell, his website is

To make this short and sweet, this book is an excellent reference book, for all levels. I have 22 years of calculator programming experience - starting from the TI-81 in 1991. However I am learning new tricks and techniques from this book.

The book aims towards the TI-83/TI-84 family and how to maximize programming efficiency. I focused on the later chapters of the book, where topics cover the GETKEY command, using the home and graph screen to efficiently display text and figures, and how to make programs interactive. There is also a chapter on how to optimize programs, such as taking advantage of implicit conditionals and use of the last answer (Ans) function. So far, the GETKEY is my favorite thing I am learning.

The list price is $29.99, which includes the book and electronic copies of the book (I have yet to download the electronic copy.) If you want to expand your programming skills, or develop them from the beginning - Go for it, I definitely recommend this book. Mitchell writes the book in a straight-forward manner.

P.S. I got to the mouse to eat 142 pieces of cheese. (See chapter 6 to see what I am taking about, readers).


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