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To be honest, BattlesquidBattlesquid, I feel like you could just create a section on Axe over on TI-BD. I think that it would still fit under the umbrella of TI-Basic. I don't think that it would cause the site to be less focused, but rather, I think it would help those looking to develop games in TI-Basic.


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Re: Eureka! by Myles_ZadokMyles_Zadok, 14 May 2017 22:47

Then why not do a combination of Axe and TI Basic? I mean, Axe is pretty much TI Basic, just a little more to learn, but the same concepts are used, plus I would image it hard to understand Axe without knowledge on TI Basic.


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Re: Eureka! by BattlesquidBattlesquid, 14 May 2017 04:31

TrenlyTrenly has a good point that there is a much smaller community for CASIO calculators as opposed to TI calculators. I kind of agree that a site focused on Axe would probably get more web traffic than a site on CASIO Basic. While a site focused on Axe would probably be smaller and have less content overall than a CASIO Basic site, I think more people would go to an Axe site, since most people who program their calculators want to make games at some point, and most people have TI calculators. A CASIO related site could be successful, but that would be risky, since you would have much fewer people to draw to the site.


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Re: Eureka! by Myles_ZadokMyles_Zadok, 12 May 2017 16:00

I agree with Myles. A wiki should be very focused. Just like how TI|BD focuses on only the ti-basic languages, this site should only focus on something else.

I like the idea of Casio programming, but you have to keep in mind that TI sells the vast majority of graphing calculators. "During the 2013 – 2014 school year, TI sold 93 percent of all graphing calculators."(fatherly.com). "Texas Instruments accounted for 93 percent of the U.S. graphing calculator sales from July 2013-June 2014. Casio took the other 7 percent, according to NPD data."(Washington Post).That means that only 7 percent of graphing calculators do not use TI-Basic, but use casio basic instead.

When you look at how "little" activity TI|BD gets, that is representative of how many people of the 93% actually program their calculator. Now take that ratio and apply it to the 7%. Thats not many people who are interested in programming casio basic.

TI is the "standard" in most schools across the United States, and is what most teachers recommend for their students to get. Casio just doesn't have as much of a support since so few people know how to use it. That is why the 83+/84/+/CSE is so much more popular than the nspire, or 68k series. More people know how to use the 83+/84/+/CSE than the other calculators so they recommend it to others and the cycle continues.

These are just a few of the reasons I think that Casio Basic would not be a good choice. You would have more luck, I think, if you did axe; being that axe runs on the TI platform, it would have a larger community even though there would be less people interested in it. With sites like TI|BD which breifly discuss axe, it would be a great opportunity to be able to send people to a place which is an axe information repository so they can actually learn more about it.

Just as myles is studying these concepts for his major, I work as a technology communications manager. This includes working as the web designer and completely recoding their website from scratch (html, css, php, javascript, sql, and more).


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Re: Eureka! by TrenlyTrenly, 12 May 2017 04:05

I feel like that focusing on multiple languages across different calculator brands will be in-cohesive. TI-Basic Developer focus on TI-Basic across 83/84, 68k, and Nspire languages, but they all fit under the category of TI-Basic. People coming to this site aren't going to be sure what this site is about if there is info on Axe and CASIO Basic. (This is my major, this is why I know about attracting people to a site) I feel like we should focus on either Axe or CASIO Basic if this site is going to last. TI-BD has withstood the test of time because people keep coming to the site, because they see it is about learning TI-Basic, and then (if they join) they give back to the site, bettering the site, which in turn draws even more people to the site. The site should focus on a central topic. Covering Axe would most likely confuse a guest coming here for CASIO Basic coverage.

Also, while the name "Calcforce" is cool and all, it isn't going to be top result on Google searches. I don't know if you can do this or not, but I think you would be better off changing the name of the site to something like "CASIO Basic Developer" or "Axe Programming" - whatever the focus of the site is, that should be in the name of the site. You don't have to do any of these things, this is just my advice. I also kind of feel like that it would be hard to develop any substantial information if we're trying to add info on both CASIO Basic and Axe.


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Re: Eureka! by Myles_ZadokMyles_Zadok, 12 May 2017 02:22

No Myles, Axe doesn't related to CASIO in anyway. Axe is a revolutionary new programing language for the TI-83/84 series calculators. It is designed with game creation in mind, but the applications are limitless for programmers. It offers an alternative to the restrictions of BASIC but even better!(kevin horowitz)


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Re: Eureka! by AbduBasheerAbduBasheer, 12 May 2017 01:49

Is Axe related to CASIO in some way? Becuase I think it would be kind of odd if most of the site focused on CASIO and then there is this other section that relates to TI calculators…


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Re: Eureka! by Myles_ZadokMyles_Zadok, 11 May 2017 19:24

Don't forget the "[[image image-url]]" syntax!


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Re: Eureka! by BattlesquidBattlesquid, 11 May 2017 15:37

You create signatures in your Wikidot profile. You have to copy and paste the image link to get the site logos to display at the bottom.


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Re: Eureka! by Myles_ZadokMyles_Zadok, 11 May 2017 02:35

Never fear I have a fx-9860, so who's ready to get Calcforce back online and out of Hiatus? By teaching CASIO BASIC & AXE(Parser), Like what Myles_Zadok said I don't think it would be hard to make this site the best CASIO/Axe resource in cyberspace.

EDIT: Thanks Myles!


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Re: Eureka! by AbduBasheerAbduBasheer, 11 May 2017 01:58

No it wouldn't! I already got up the page for CASIO, and I also added a section for Axe as well. Let's see how this goes!


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Re: Eureka! by BattlesquidBattlesquid, 10 May 2017 23:50

Yeah, mine is a FX115 ES+, so it doesn't support it. I found out from this forum: http://www.casiocalc.org/to/index.php

I think that is the best CASIO Basic resource out there at the moment, and I found that it isn't very user-friendly. Any Wikidot website is a million times better than what I had to go through just to create an account over there (where I asked if my calculator was programmable or not). I don't think it would be hard to make this site the best CASIO resource in cyberspace.


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Re: Eureka! by Myles_ZadokMyles_Zadok, 10 May 2017 00:02

If the calculator is a fx-9860 or above (I think), it supports CASIO BASIC. Also, Casio Basic looks very similar to TI-Basic; quite simple!

And IDK why the userbars are disabled, maybe we should ask…


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Re: Eureka! by BattlesquidBattlesquid, 09 May 2017 21:37

I have a CASIO calculator, but I don't think it supports CASIO-basic. I'd have to look (I hope it does, it's a pretty good scientific calculator). Why would the Admins over at TI-BD disable the userbars?


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Re: Eureka! by Myles_ZadokMyles_Zadok, 09 May 2017 01:43

Myles: I like it. I don't have a CASIO BASIC supportive calculator, but I'll see if I can get one. The userbars don't show up on the TIBD probably because the Admins disabled them :O


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Re: Eureka! by BattlesquidBattlesquid, 09 May 2017 01:27

While that's a good idea, I think I may have a better one. CASIO is trying to compete with TI in the graphing calculator market, and CASIO calculators have a programming language known as CASIO BASIC. I did a little research, and discovered that there isn't nearly as much of a community (right now) for CASIO programming, and while a few sites have resources for CASIO programming, there is nothing as comprehensive as TI-BD. If this site essentially became "CASIO-Basic Developer" then there would be a market for that. As AbduBasheer said, the TI calculator market is already pretty full. There is more opportunity with other calculator brands, be it CASIO, HP, or something else. I don't know if you want to do that or not, but that's what I would recommend.

EDIT: Why is it signatures appear on Calcforce, but not on TI-BD?


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Re: Eureka! by Myles_ZadokMyles_Zadok, 08 May 2017 21:47

Squid, look if we want to get this website out of hiatus; we need to teach another calculator programing language. A long time ago(one year ago) my teacher taught me a programing language called "RPL" this language is used for the HP 28, 48, 49 and 50 series calculators. And If your think "Oh no we need to only teach BASIC" The HP calculators could work and program on BASIC as well. I still know a little to get by so tell me what you think when your online.

Have a nice day!


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Eureka! by AbduBasheerAbduBasheer, 06 May 2017 06:52
BattlesquidBattlesquid 04 May 2017 13:46
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Well, this site (as I'm seeing it) will be no different than the TIBD. I'll find something that will make it different (I'm thinking about learning Axe to make a more interesting file archives…)

We'll have to see!


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by BattlesquidBattlesquid, 04 May 2017 13:46
Switchblade (guest) 03 May 2017 22:26
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Calcforce | Hiatus

How come? I think you should keep this up!

by Switchblade (guest), 03 May 2017 22:26

I think this tutorial should talk about lists in a bit of detail, since they are used for the 2 variable plotting.

Also, how exactly does 2 variable plotting relate to "how to set variables"? I would think thats more of "Plotting functions, distributions, and scatter plots"


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Needs more by TrenlyTrenly, 30 Apr 2017 19:44
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