Alright, so first things first: Why am I deciding to learn C? Well, I mostly contribute that decision to Mateo, but at the same time, my interest in C would have never occured if KryptonicDragon hadn't sent me a link to Beej's guide for learning C. I find all of the function calls and pointers comparatively similar to that of math (function calls are sort of like composite functions I learned in PreCalc). If that doesn't really make sense, what's important is that it makes sense to me and through that connection, I can make a *decent* C program. So far, I have not downloaded a compiler yet (just been using the online compiler at, so I was wondering if there was a specific compiler that works best or is favored. Also obviously, I can't just send my raw C program to my calculator and I also have noticed that there are various different #include files that I didn't learn in Beej's Guide (including those C Libs I constantly hear about). I was wondering if there was a directory (somewhere on Github, I assume) containing those commands and how to use them. Also how do I get my "raw" C program formatted to a .8xp file for the calculator?

I know that Mateo sent me a link on SAX on something similar to this topic, but I forgot to grab the link before it disappeared.
Check out the toolchain:

And the toolchain wiki, where you can find the C libraries documentation:

Then once you have the toolchain installed, start looking through the examples provided and seeing how they work.
Thanks, Mateo!

I still thinks its whack how in "standard C" (ANSI C?), the "Hello World" program looks would like this (hopefully):

#include <stdio.h>
int main(void){
printf("Hello, World!\n");
printf("Welcome to C!\n");
return 0;

...And then the same exact thing for the CE Very Happy :

#include <stdbool.h>
#include <stddef.h>
#include <stdint.h>
#include <tice.h>
#include <math.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
void printText(const char *text, uint8_t x, uint8_t y);
void main(void) { 
    const char *HelloWorld = "Hello World!";
    const char *Welcome = "Welcome to C!";
    printText(HelloWorld, 0, 0);
    printText(Welcome, 0, 1);
    while (!os_GetCSC());
void printText(const char *text, uint8_t xpos, uint8_t ypos) {
    os_SetCursorPos(ypos, xpos);
I don't get why that example is so complicated - all you really need is this:


#include <tice.h>
void main(void) {
    os_PutStrFull("Hello, World!");

The os_ClrHome and os_SetCursorPos functions are only necessary to avoid writing to a partially filled screen. The while (!os_GetCSC()); bit is there to stop the program from exiting right away, and the bunch of includes at the beginning is just a good practice to avoid errors from using a function without including its header. IMO the rest of the example gives a good overview of the basics of C, but it's inappropriate for a hello world program, which is supposed to be as simple as possible.
I created a GitHub repository here for Spherix. Check it out for the source code. Good Idea

*Note: Probably should start a different forum for Spherix C(?) because the other forum on Spherix was in ICE.
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