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TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
Posted by Michael on 22 May 2008, 01:20 GMT

We are pleased to announce that after much work, all of the TI-83/84 Plus BASIC Math programs have been organized into subfolders. This was done in order to improve the usability of our archives. We hope the new subfolders will allow users and authors alike to more quickly locate programs. Each file takes nearly a minute to organize, so this effort requires many hours of work. For that reason, feedback is encouraged in the comments as to if you want this kind of organization expanded to other directories in our archives (we have partially organized 83+ BASIC games so far as well).

The new subfolders are:

  • Algebra (math/algebra) - Everything algebra-related goes here, from algebra solvers to algebra programs and equation solvers, synthetic division, etc.
  • Arithmetic (math/arithmetic) - General, "everyday" math. Greatest common divisors, modulo arithmetic, addition, multiplication, fractions, long division, square roots, etc. Pure numerical programs would fit here (no algebra or higher math).
  • Factoring (math/arithmetic/factoring) - Factoring and prime number programs. A subset of arithmetic, this folder is devoted to programs which factor numbers (but not equations - those would be under Algebra), and prime number checkers.
  • Calculus (math/calculus) - Derivatives, integrals, and everything else calculus including Newton's method, slope fields, Riemann sums, and more.
  • Converters (math/converters) - Conversions, between units (e.g. feet to miles), bases (decimal to binary), and everything else including Cartesian to polar coordinate converters, temperature, and more.
  • Finance (math/finance) - Financial programs, including interest calculators, mortgage calculators, etc.
  • Geometry (math/geometry) - Geometry programs, such as distance calculators, polygon programs, ellipses/parabolas, volume, surface area, etc.
  • Graphing (math/graphing) - Graphing programs which don't fit in any other category (statistical graphers would be in statistics). Examples include X= graphers, inequality graphers, piecewise graphers, etc.
  • Linear Algebra (math/linearalgebra) - Linear algebra, including matrices and vectors. Determinants, cross-products, matrix minors, simplex tableaus, kernels, etc.
  • Quadratic (math/quadratic) - Quadratic solvers now have their own special folder. This segregation means that we can now accept quadratic solvers again, because they no longer clutter up other types of programs. We have 111 quadratic solvers as of today!
  • Series/Sequences (math/series) - Series and sequences, including Fibonacci programs, arithmetic/geometric series/sequences, summation, etc.
  • Statistics (math/statistics) - Statistics, including statistical tests, statistical graphs (distribution curves, pie charts), geometric means, probability (coin flipping), regressions, variance, box and whiskers graphs, etc.
  • Suites (math/suites) - All in one math suites spanning more than one category of math (e.g. Bob's Ultimate Formula Pack, Algebra/Geometry helpers, etc.). These are perhaps the most popular category and now you can choose the suite that best meets your needs.
  • Trigonometry (math/trigonometry) - Trigonometry, including all things triangle-related. Trig functions (sin/cos/tan), laws of sines, Pythagorean triplets/theorem, etc. Note however that Pascal's triangle is not here but in Algebra because it merely is a geometric representation of binomial expansion, an algebra concept.
  • Misc. (math/misc) - Everything else that doesn't fit in one of the above folders.

If you are uncertain where to upload your programs, browse through the folders. If you don't see anything existing that is similar, please use this article as a guide. If anyone notices a program in an incorrect folder (some are of course debatable), please comment on this article.

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Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
Travis Evans Account Info

Go figure, I was thinking about suggesting "math/quadratic" as a joke, but they actually made one. I never would have guessed that they would someday say "...we can now accept quadratic solvers again..." ;-)

Reply to this comment    25 May 2008, 05:21 GMT


Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
angus  Account Info

Why do we want to accept hundreds of quadratic solvers, anyway? Is it just so every random basic programmer can feel good about getting to upload something?

Reply to this comment    1 June 2008, 01:37 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
mdsb  Account Info
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Having many quadratic solvers would to me make sense.
There may be a number of TI graphing calculators that would need such a program.
And for any one TI graphing calculator, different versions would have a higher probability of providing something a person would prefer.

Reply to this comment    2 June 2008, 20:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
Shady_0883  Account Info

I agree with you, i think we don't need anymore cuadratic solvers.

Reply to this comment    12 June 2008, 03:40 GMT

Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
Youssarian Account Info

Nice job with the organization task. I use very slow library computers so maybe now it won't cause it to nearly freeze should I try to access the math section.

Reply to this comment    27 May 2008, 20:04 GMT

Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
mdsb  Account Info
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From doing uploading/updating, I recall seeing a number of these categories.
I guess it is announced now because of the recent uploads/updates.

Reply to this comment    28 May 2008, 00:51 GMT

Problem
Ahmadreza Talebian  Account Info

Hello everybody
I have a question about my TI89-Titaniun and I want to make a post and share my question with other. But I can not find it`s way. Please help me

Reply to this comment    1 June 2008, 17:06 GMT

Re: Problem
mdsb  Account Info
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I imagine you could e-mail your question to someone in the TI Calc staff. And/or you might try posting the question in some closely related News article.

Reply to this comment    2 June 2008, 20:27 GMT


Re: Re: Problem
Ahmadreza Talebian  Account Info

I found that articles in Community by I don't know how can I post and share an article. Please help me step by step
thank you in advance
best regardsa

Reply to this comment    3 June 2008, 19:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Problem
mdsb  Account Info
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I think you need to contact the site people.
On the "About" page, there is a "Contact Us" link; the "Contact Us" page would tell where to send your message.

I imagine they would reply shortly after; if there is anything else to do afterward, the reply would likely tell what to do.

Reply to this comment    3 June 2008, 19:59 GMT


Re: Problem
Jeremiah Walgren  Account Info
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There are calculator related forums where you are able to post questions and such. I personally would recommend http://www.unitedti.org/ (and then click "Forums"), but there are others that you can visit as well.

You will need to register for an account before you can post anything, but once you do the people there will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

Reply to this comment    14 July 2008, 01:07 GMT

Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
Morgan Davies  Account Info

I feel really bad for the archiver(s) who did that. I have to admit its a task I didn't even want to undertake way back when >.<

Reply to this comment    10 June 2008, 17:15 GMT


Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
mdsb  Account Info
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I guess you are referring to those who organized the section.
Though if not done, the loading rate would have become very slow and finding files would have been slow as well.

The task I imagine was very daunting.

Reply to this comment    10 June 2008, 22:04 GMT

Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Funny, this site has not changed since my last big change. Next news article I am guessing sometime mid august when I move home.

Reply to this comment    15 July 2008, 04:08 GMT

Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
KermMartian  Account Info
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Hi W.A. Hibdon, long time no see.

Reply to this comment    16 July 2008, 18:37 GMT


Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Folders Organized
Travis Evans Account Info

Most disturbingly, the file archivers appear to have been kidnapped...

Reply to this comment    22 July 2008, 02:07 GMT
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