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TI-BASIC

since unknown year (earliest usage recorded on this site was 1982)

TI-BASIC is the unofficial name of a BASIC-like language built into Texas Instruments (TI)'s graphing calculators, including the TI-83 series, TI-84 Plus series, TI-89 series, TI-92 series (including Voyage 200), TI-73, and TI-Nspire. TI does not officially name the language, but only refers to it as "extensive programming capability". Though the TI-BASIC name has stuck, the syntax is different from almost all standard BASIC implementations, sometimes resembling other languages such as PILOT or even Forth.

NOTE: this is distinct from TI BASIC, which was used on the TI 99/4A home computer.

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ptone
boutell
af
binarydud
vitaliyf
carljm
thraxil
daniellindsley
jcarbaugh
Josh
sanchom
bitprophet
bkmontgomery
dmnd
james
alecperkins
cpharmston
mowens
metavida
gg
brosner
Sitwonade
Sitwon
banterability
givas
perimosocordiae
cstejerean
brutasse
natevw
alex
stevejohnson
ssbr
thaostra
quakehead
ptone - 2 years
boutell - 1 years
af - 3 years
binarydud - 5 years
vitaliyf - 4 years
carljm - 3 years
thraxil - 23 years
daniellindsley - 8 years
jcarbaugh - 4 years
Josh - 5 years
sanchom - 5 years
bitprophet - 3 years
bkmontgomery - 5 years
dmnd - 12 years
james - 20 years
alecperkins - 8 years
cpharmston - 6 years
mowens - 19 years
metavida - 3 years
gg - 5 years
brosner - 5 years
Sitwonade - 4 years
Sitwon - 4 years
banterability - 6 years
givas - 2 years
perimosocordiae - 8 years
cstejerean - 4 years
brutasse - 3 years
natevw - 4 years
alex - 15 years
stevejohnson - 3 years
ssbr - 3 years
thaostra - 11 years
quakehead - 1 years
1982–1983
Learned on the TI-99/4A computer - not sure if it is the same variant as now on the graphing calcs
1987
Drink three liters of jolt, down a jumbo bag of cool ranch chips, code yet another game on Gabe's TI-99/4A, wait for one of us to get too slaphappy on caffeine and start munging the keyboard until it reboots, game unsaved.
1993–1995
1993–1997
programming instead of paying attention in class
1994–1996
TI-BASIC on my TI-83 saved me from many a boring math class.
1994–1997
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1996–1998
This is what really got me started programming: graphing calculators. Learn math class technique once, program calculator to do it for me, spend rest of class writing text adventures. <3
1996–2000
A wonderful time-saving feature for all those forumlas that weren't built-in...
1996–2000
Wrote what I consider my first "real" programs on this platform. My favourite was a blackjack game. Two character variable names and forced use of the GOTO statement were interesting aspects. My TI-83 was stolen in the summer of 2000.
1996–2000
I don't think I ever used TI-BASIC outside of high school when I programmed on both a TI-82 and later a TI-89.
1996–1999
My first real experience with programming. There was a small group of kids at school that started writing all sorts of programs for the TI-83. Games and cheat programs galore. Still proud of some of the games I wrote.
1996–2003
1997–2008
1998–2005
Great way to look busy in a boring class.
1998–
1999–2004
On both the TI-85+ and TI-83
1999–
2000–2004
Fun times making PRGMs on my TI-83 Plus. Would love to try it out again sometime.
2000–2002
Creating games in High School on my TI-83. Fun times!
2000–2003
Wrote a quadratic equation solver because I couldn't memorize the damn formula. Then sold copies to the students who were actually just bad at math.
2000–2004
Waaay to many high school classes passed writing text-based games.
2000–2005
2000–2003
Wrote a quadratic equation solver because I couldn't memorize the damn formula. Then sold copies to the students who were actually just bad at math.
2001–2008
2001–2002
Wrote a few small apps for my TI, mostly for fun.
2001–2004
I used this with my TI calculators all throughout high school.
2002–2004
First programming language I ever used.
2002–2005
I stubbornly learned Calculus aided by the same scientific calculator I was given in 5th grade, but learned enough to prank high school friends and aid some college homework crunching.
2003–
Used to write a whole host of programs while bored in class. Including craps, quadratic solver, heron's solver.
2005–2007
First language I ever really learned (minimal amounts of C# in grade 9 don't count). Good fun in math class. :)
2005–2007
2007–
Use it almost exclusively when bored in class. Usually spent my time writing programs to solve mathematical problems in order to increase productivity. Anything else I wrote was some sort of game for playing with friends.
2008
Added a function to a ti-82 that was only on ti-84.
Truly my first programming language, though I didn't really understand that I was programming. I just made the computer print out things I told it to print out. I also seem to remember getting it to draw simple pictures. This was the first (and only) computer my family owned up until age 11.

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