GETTING THE RIGHT SOFTWARE
While TI's linking software will support a TI-Graph Link under Windows or
Macintosh with any TI graphing calculator, homemade link cables require
homemade software for transferring data with your calculator. (The serial
link is reported to work with TI's software in "black cable" mode, however.)
Some of this
third-party software supports multiple link cables and calculators, while
others are designed specifically for one cable or calculator. Before choosing
a homemade link, you should make sure appropriate linking software exists with
support for your operating system and calculator.
No matter what cable you choose, we highly recommend you download TI's official
Graph Link software for your calculator. Even if you can't use it to transfer
data (for example, if you get a parallel cable), it's still useful for
ungrouping calculator data files (more on that later) and viewing or editing
BASIC programs on your computer.
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