Interactive Computing in BASIC

Interactive Computing in BASIC

An Introduction to Interactive Computing and a Practical Course in the BASIC Language

1st Edition - November 21, 1973

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  • Author: Peter C. Sanderson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483104218

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Interactive Computing in BASIC: An Introduction to Interactive Computing and a Practical Course in the BASIC Language provides a general introduction to the principles of interactive computing and a comprehensive practical guide to the programming language Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (BASIC). The book starts by providing an introduction to computers and discussing the aspects of terminal usage, programming languages, and the stages in writing and testing a program. The text then discusses BASIC with regard to methods in writing simple arithmetical programs, control statements in the BASIC language, loops and subscripted variables, the RND function and subroutines, and further printing facilities and character manipulation. The matrix instructions and the different versions of BASIC are also considered. The book concludes by describing the transition from BASIC to FORTRAN. Computer programmers, scientists, engineers, statisticians, and other research workers who wish to acquire knowledge of computer programming will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction to Computers

    2 Aspects of Terminal Usage

    3 Programming Languages

    4 Stages in Writing and Testing a Program

    5 Introduction to the Basic Language

    6 How to Write Simple Arithmetical Programs in Basic

    7 Control Statements in the Basic Language

    8 Loops and Subscripted Variables

    9 Functions and Subroutines

    10 Further Printing Facilities and Character Manipulation

    11 Matrix Instructions

    12 Versions of Basic

    13 From Basic to Fortran

    Suggested Solutions


Product details

  • No. of pages: 170
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1973
  • Published: November 21, 1973
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483104218

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Peter C. Sanderson

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