(Go directly to Win95 iview files)
Welcome. I set up this Web page for users of Texas Instruments graphing
calculators to download stuff:
a collection of *.82P files (TI-82 programs that I wrote and collected;
includes a description.doc that describes each program).
Calculator programming "Word" documents:
If you use IE4 then you can open the following links in the browser! If
not, you can get Inso's
Word Viewer Plug-In. Also be sure to have installed the Graph-Link
software available free from the TI site (see below). There are special
fonts in these docs for displaying the programming symbols.
The Power in the
Palm of Your Hand, my conference handout about programming the TI graphing
calculators. Includes tips, general language rules, guidelines, and sample
programs. (Word.doc, 13 pages),
3, an article describing three different ways of generating the Sierpinski
Gasket on the TI-82, including programs, explanations, and pictures. (Word.doc,
Julia and the TI-92,
an article about programming the 'chaos game' (with complex numbers) for
the Julia Set. (Word.doc, 1 page)
TI, a page containing the 'Feigenbaum diagram' (a bifurcation fractal)
from the 92 and the short TI-92 program (using complex numbers)
that constructs this amazing fractal (easily
adapted for the other TI calculators... the 92 was the closest to my hand
at the time!). (Word.doc, 1 page)
I wrote the *IVIEW (Image VIEWers) for Windows 3.1 or Windows 95
for the TI-82/3, TI-85/6,and TI-92 graphing calculators/computers. There
are three programs available: 83IVIEW.EXE, 86IVIEW.EXE and 92IVIEW.EXE.
These programs allow you to open, edit (draw), save, and print 82I, 83I,
85I, 86I, and 92I 'Image' files. These files store PICture files from your
calculator on the PC using TI's Graph-Link software and cable. And... these
programs can 'import' images from other formats: BMP, ICO, RLE, and WMF.
Versions 2.1 have new drawing tools (Bar, WhLine, WhBar, WhBox, WhCircle,
Ellipse, and WhEllipse). Drawing tools beginning with 'Wh' draw in white
pixels, like Pxl_Off() on the calculators.
Instruments' Graph-Link programs to send the image files to the calculators.
WARNING: Do not try to make your own cable. The Graph-Link cable
contains special circuitry. You could damage the calculator and possibly
the computer using a 'home-brew' cable. Get the cable-only from Staples
or the calculator distributors.
What files do you need? (See Windows 95 files below)
Choose the files you need from this list. Note: some browsers try
to display these files. If that happens, return to this page and right-click
the link, then choose 'Save Target as...'.
The last five files are required by all programs. Put the EXE files
in their own directory (they can be in the same directory). Put the VBX
and DLL files in your \windows\system directory (if they're not
already there from some other program) and create a group and icons for
the programs. The icons are in the EXE files.
2.1 with 'toolbars'(10/06/97). This ZIP file contains all three EXE files:
83IVIEW.EXE for TI-82 and TI-83 calculators, 86IVIEW.EXE for TI-85 and
TI-86 calculators, and 92IVIEW.EXE for the TI-92 calculator.
(a DLL for any programs developed with Visual Basic 3.0)
(to use common 'dialog boxes' for open, save, and print)
SPIN.VBX (a little
spinner tool in the programs 'page setup dialog')
a 3D panel in the programs)
gauge that measures printing progress)
For Windows 95 Users:
Unzip these into a temp directory and copy the ones you need to your \windows\system
A SETUP package
(132k) (new 1/5/98) contains all three new programs: 83iview95.exe,
86iview95.exe, and 92iview95.exe. They are compiled with Visual Basic 5.0
and require the support files located here...
How to 'import' pictures into the IVIEW programs.
This is a copy of an untouched WMF clipart file
After resizing the original to 96x63, this TI-82 anchor was
imported from the clipart shown above.
Prepare a file for importing using any paint program. Preferably, convert
the image to black and white, though this is not necessary. Only
black pixels will be used. All other colors will be treated as white. The
image should be the size of the calculator screen that you are using (82/3:
96x63, 85/6: 128x63, 92: 240x103) but this is not necessary, either.
In the IVIEW program, select File/Import. Find the BMP, ICO, WMF, or RLE
file that you want. The image appears in the upper left corner of the program
window. Select YES to process the image. Importing merges the imported
pixels with the existing image, as RclPic does on the calculators.
Pictures that are smaller than screen size will be centered on the screen.
Larger pictures will be clipped.
All programs are copyrighted to protect against sale for profit.
The programs are distributed freely and may not be sold separately or in
combination with any other products. If you see these programs for sale
anywhere, please let me know.
Comments and questions welcome. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All the TI-stuff are from Texas Instruments,
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last modified: 1/05/98