So, we're finding out that we have little in the way of actual information on BASIC and the command syntaxes and structures for the Prizm.

I've finally found a pdf of the manual ( http://edu.casio.com/products/cg_series/data/fxcg10_20_E.pdf ) that is 601 pages long. However, I'm noticing some issues in forms of syntax, as it makes you take the long way around everything and is overly just confusing. So, I'm going to compile notes on things, and when I have enough information to work with for a section, I'll see about combining it into a useful tutorial.

Lists:

Apparently, storing to a list is slightly different. On the TI calculators, we have the little L character, ʟ. On the Prizm (and guessing other Casio models) you have to do something like this:

{1,2,3}->List 1

You can, however, give it a subname, like this:

{1,2,3}-> List "ABC"

To recall and store data to elements, you access elements like this:

List "ABC"[#]

For loops are interesting.

For 1->F To 10
Locate 1,1,F
Next

That's your basic For loop setup.

If you are wanting to have For loop skip numbers, or jump up by 2 at a time, you'd do

For 1->F To 10 Step 2
Locate 1,1,F
Next

It is extremely important to close all things, like ", }, ] etc. If you do not, you will get a syntax error, and it could send you to the end of the program without really telling you where the error is. I spent 45 minutes tracing a bug that ended up missing a " closing a Locate command out, and it was sending me to the end of the program as a syntax error.

If you want a 'wait for keypress' routine, use

While Getkey=0
WhileEnd

To recall a picture in a program on the fx9750gii and prizm,

From the program editor, press OPTN, F6 twice, then F2.

Conditionals always require this syntax using If:

If <condition>:Then
Do it:EndIf

Unlike the z80 TI, you are required to put a Then and EndIf, if you only have 1 item to do, or a dozen.

More to come as I have it..
I know this is your personal notes topic for now, but I've had it open in a tab long enough to want to comment that I hope other Cemetech users will take the opportunity to add to it if they learn more about Casio Prizm BASIC programming. I feel like we have far too little in the way of reference and tutorial information in the community about this.
Found out today that the fx-9860G and fx-9750G Plus lack the String variable. Kind of sad. I need to look into getting an fx-9860GII and make sure if it has one or not.
  
Register to Join the Conversation
Have your own thoughts to add to this or any other topic? Want to ask a question, offer a suggestion, share your own programs and projects, upload a file to the file archives, get help with calculator and computer programming, or simply chat with like-minded coders and tech and calculator enthusiasts via the site-wide AJAX SAX widget? Registration for a free Cemetech account only takes a minute.

» Go to Registration page
Page 1 of 1
» All times are GMT - 5 Hours
 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 

Advertisement