MathWiz v2.1 released
Posted on 19 January 1999, 21:23 GMT
Fred Coughlin has released MathWiz v2.1 for the TI83. This program is similar to Kirk Meyer's Cymbol program in that it features a grapical interface for selecting various external applets that perform mathematical functions. Changes over version 2.0 include various bug fixes, the ability to switch applets in midprogram, and the support of many more applets (200 in theory). The distributed archive includes the source code for three applets and instructions for making your own applets. If there is interest, a separate directory will be made on this site for these applets.



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Re: MathWiz v2.1 released

Jonathan

This program sucks. I can make better programs.


20 January 1999, 02:51 GMT


Re: MathWiz v2.1 released

David

Ok, I think I found an error in the program.
The first thing that I did when I loaded the program was run the quadratic equation applet. Then I pushed mode to get back to teh applet screen, and decided that I wanted to quit. So, I pushed mode thinking that it was the quit key. Then I realized that clear was the quit key, but when I pressed it, nothing happened. In fact, NO buttons worked. I had to take a battery out to get my calcultor back. You might want to look into this.
David


20 January 1999, 21:24 GMT


Re: MathWiz v2.1 released

temporalwizard

I don't realy see the point of programs such as this. The calcs are all designed to be used for mathematics. If you just RTFM you'll find that the calcs can do most anything you need for your math classes. If the calc you own can't do what you need for your class then you should probably consider buying one that is a bit better. Also, by the way, if you need an expensive graphing calc for an algebra class, then you probably don't belong in that class.


20 January 1999, 23:32 GMT








Re: Re: Re: MathWiz v2.1 released

temporalwizard

I'm not not knocking this prgm. I've never used it I am not able to use it (my lowest graphing calc is an 85). I'm just knocking math prgms in general. For an algebra class you realy don't need any calc at all. I was without a calc until 2/3 of the way through algebra 2. Then I got a TI36x solar (scientific calc), and hardly ever used it except for once and a while in Math League. When I stared pre calc I decided it was about time for a graphing calc, I hardly used it all year except for programing. Now I am in AP calc and I still hardly need it, I could get by with my old 36x solar just as easily, I just wouldn't be able to spend my free class time programing. So I don't see how one could possibly NEED a math prgm, or even a graphing calc for that matter, in an algebra class. You don't have to memorize everything for an algebra test, all you have to do is pay attention to what the teacher says and shows you on the board, and do your homework once in a while (and notice I said once in a while, I barely ever do my math homework and I am still able to get A's and B's.) If you can't do these simplistic things to pass an algebra test maybe you should just go out now and buy your apren to prepare for your future of flipping burgers.
I'm sorry if I sound like your parents and/or teachers, but that's just my viewpoint.


21 January 1999, 20:21 GMT


Re: MathWiz v2.1 released

Axis

I know this is off the topic, but where could I go for applets for Cymbol for the 86?


21 January 1999, 22:42 GMT


Re: MathWiz v2.1

Joe

OK,
how many of you remember writing that program for solving quadratic equations in Algebra I,
I don't know about you but typing in the values of A, b, and c, and pressing enter were alot faster than pressing x^2 + 4x 20.
I think The applets are just fine,
and I'm sure some people will use them more than the regular TIos,
but then the tios is good to,
On the 92 I see only two functions not built in,
custom log bases and custom roots,
beleive it or not I havan't found a way yet to express the 19 root of N except n^(1/19)
As for the not using a calculator in Algebra,
If you had a choice would you graph y = x^2 + 29x + 16 by hand or puch it in to your calculator,
Yes it is lazy but it is faster and more accurate,
But I could see while you'd rather do things bhy hand, You do get extremely fast at it,
Tios and Applets are about equal,
Joe


27 January 1999, 22:59 GMT








Re: Re: Re: MathWiz v2.1

Joe

I didn't say that the Poly menu wasn't good,
but still typing in a, b, and c, and pressing enter is still faster than using the poly menu,
Your right we didn't graph them to often,
but there was that one or two homework assignments that said you had to graph 16 or more of them,
that just took to long by hand,
but I am now in PreCalc as a sophomore and It is easy to do those,
but it is still faster by calc than by hand, (most of the time)


28 January 1999, 22:15 GMT


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