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Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Posted by Nick on 19 July 2000, 21:19 GMT

Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator v1.00000069WORD! In another display of programming finesse that once again leaves the TI "community" in hushed awe, Nick Disabato has released Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator v1.00000069 for the TI-86.

Written in BASIC, this very well could be the absolute apex in random number guessing games for years - nay, eons to come. Though it's true that Nick borrowed the idea from Phil Genera, surely he borrowed the code from no source other than himself.

According to Steve Whittaker, file archiver at ticalc.org, "This could be the greatest game ever written. I've never had so much fun in my life. In fact, it's just slightly less entertaining than [censored]."

Added Steve, "This could, in some fashion, help a great deal to developing a new ROM image for the TI-89, as well."

Magnus Hagander, one of the creators of ZShell, was reported as saying, "That punk kid made something cooler than ZS!! I'll kill him!"

A ticker tape parade is planned down LaSalle Street in Chicago for Nick's contributions to humankind. Millions of tax dollars are being poured into the last-minute project.

Richard P. Feynman, professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; was quoted as describing the program as "revolutionary to developing a unified field theory." Others have claimed it has caused them to learn Sanskrit.

 


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Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Taz101  Account Info

I'm sure this will win program of the month.

Now if i could only have a quadratic formula solver for the ti-89...

     19 July 2000, 21:40 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
WarHawk376  Account Info
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That would be funny! Have you seen the Manuel (sp- and I don't reeally care) its a riot!

     20 July 2000, 03:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Yes, it is an amazing work of literature. Not only is Nick by far the greates programmer, he can even defeat everyone else in the realm of manual writing as well. Truly a multi-talented hero.

     20 July 2000, 04:09 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Actually, i wrote one last week and i think i uploaded it this weekend. Any word on this, Steve?

     20 July 2000, 03:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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They're probably too busy concentrating on the really elite programs, like Random Numbar Generator.

     20 July 2000, 04:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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True. Nothing draws the attention of archivers like searching for fake programs! :)

     20 July 2000, 04:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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I don't see how much attention that requires. It seems to me that the fake programs find them most of the time.

     25 July 2000, 20:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Only the good ones find them.

     27 July 2000, 04:07 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Doesn't the 89 have a built-in polynomial solver?

     20 July 2000, 21:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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It doesn't use the quadratic formula if its unfactorable. That is why I wrote my quadratic formula program, now available on this site.

     20 July 2000, 22:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
EvanMath

What do you mean? My TI-89:
"solve(x^2+6x+3=0,x)"
gives
"x=-(sqrt(6)+3) or x=sqrt(6)-3"

     22 July 2000, 15:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Then this capability was added to the calc in ams 2.04. It did not exist in 2.03 or 1.05

     22 July 2000, 17:46 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Kevin Goodsell  Account Info

Nope, I get the same thing in AMS 2.03. Though this is a pointless reply since noone will ever spot it amidst all these other posts...

But, I think the point of this topic was that the TI-89 does not solve quadratics with complex roots. For example:

solve(x^2-2x+2=0,x)

returns "false". The problem is that you need to use the 'c' functions (cSolve, cFactor, etc) when you want complex results. I don't know whether the calc uses the quadratic formula or not, but I guarantee a quadratic program is about the last thing it needs. Whatever it uses is about 100 times more advanced already.

-Heavy, heavy Kevin

     22 July 2000, 20:22 GMT


Actually...
Trooper_Max  Account Info

I have a HW1 AMS 2.03 and my calculator will solve that same problem above mentioned as well as other ones like it... It is also slightly easier to use the zeros function instead of the solve function, when you are working with a polynomial that equals zero...
for example:

zeros(x^2+6x+3,x) which returns in the form of a list:
{sqrt(6)-3 -(sqrt(6)+3)}
instead of
solve(x^2+6x+3=0,x) which returns
-(sqrt(6)+3) or sqrt(6)-3
Not only does it return the answer in the form of a list, but is also saves you two keypresses when typing in the command, you don't have to type in the equals zero. The zeros command does not make the solve command useless however... the solve command is for solving an equation for a certain variable and can come in handy with more complex equations... the zeros command on the other hand takes an expression and tells you what values of the desired variable will make the expression equal to zero... anyway, I'm babbling now... I'll shut up now...

~Trooper_Max~ =:)

     22 July 2000, 20:42 GMT

Re: Actually...
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Then my 89 must be really forked up.

     25 July 2000, 12:04 GMT


Re: Re: Actually...
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Better than being knifed up.

     26 July 2000, 21:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Actually...
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Replace "or" in "forked" with another vowel-consonant combination.

     27 July 2000, 04:14 GMT


Re: Actually...
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Just try that under AMS 2.05..............

     25 July 2000, 20:02 GMT

Re: Re: Actually...
EvanMath

I did. Zeros( and Solve( both seem to work the exact same way.

     25 July 2000, 21:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Actually...
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Well, maybe it will finally change for AMS 2.06.

     26 July 2000, 01:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Actually...
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Not another AMS!

     27 July 2000, 04:31 GMT


Re: Re: Actually...
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Its fixed in the new ams.

     28 July 2000, 00:42 GMT

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