- WAti - WolframAlpha for TI-83+/84+ (Work In Progress)
- 06 Jul 2013 03:13:38 am Permalink
- Last edited by ElectronicsGeek on 07 Jul 2013 06:05:02 am; edited 3 times in total
What Is It?
When WAti is complete, it will be a way of accessing WolframAlpha using your trusty TI-83+/84+ calculator. The program is to be written in TI-BASIC, making heavy use of hybrid libraries (such as KermMartian's excellent DCSB Libs) and Cn and gCn functionalities. There will be both calculator-side code and computer-side code adapted from KermMartian's gCn bridge skeleton code.
I'm guessing most people know what WolframAlpha is, but in case you don't, it's a website on which you can make calculations about roughly anything. You are also very flexible with how you can input a query. Take this as an example:
all the money in the world / population of the world
I am also led to believe you can do some CAS stuff with it, however it is not my area of expertise.
Be Sure To Check Back At This Post As Development Continues
Should anybody have any questions, feel free to ask me and I will do my best to answer.
[UPDATE #1 7/7/13] - GUI Development Begins
Total Size = 142 bytes (No Optimisation As Yet)
Today I have began to utilise the powerful DCSB Libs to create a good-looking UI for the calculator. There is a search bar and an '=' button, in true WolframAlpha fashion. I am now unsure as to whether there should be an image to make it look like a search engine or I should have a scrollable area of screen where one can view the response given by WolframAlpha (if DCSB Libs is able to do so).
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As you can see, there is A LOT of whitespace. Please voice your opinions, do you think it needs a logo, or a scrollable area where WolframAlpha's output could go (if such a thing is possible)?
You may also wish to compare this UI to that of WolframAlpha to see the result that I'm trying to go for
jsTIfied and SourceCoder's workflow are proving to be very handy, especially considering I can't find my USB link cable
EDIT: Apologies for the repeated editing, I have been having some trouble with my image hosting service (Dropbox). I have now switched to ImageShack and everything is fine.