- TI-84+CSE: Good or Bad for the Community?
- 22 Feb 2013 07:16:41 pm
I was reading around the community, specifically in a recent topic on our fellow programming website Omnimaga, and I noticed a lot of vitriol directed at the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition. To date, I have heard reactions ranging from my own (enthusiastic) to lukewarm and ambivalent, but I didn't realize that some programmers see it as "over-rated junk", and others counter that our dear Casio Prizm is "nothing but over-rated junk". I respect the opinions of the programmers involved, but it seems to me that both the Casio Prizm and the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition are solid, powerful calculators that excel at what they're designed to do: math. Both graph in color, both have lots of statistics tools, both can manipulate lists, matrices, complex numbers, and more. I think we all know how I feel about the TI-Nspire, even though my complaints have been reduced by the addition of Lua programming on the TI-Nspire. Do any of you have concerns about the TI-84+CSE as a programming tool (or otherwise)? Let's have some civil, intelligent debate.