Vol.9 n°3 march 1984

Vol.9 n°3 march 1984

p.2 In the Queue (table of contents)


p.28 Build a Third-Generation Phonetic Speech Synthesizer

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

The latest development in phonetic speech synthesis is the Silicon Systems SSI263 chip.

p.47 User's Column: New Machines, Networks, and Sundry Software

Chaos Manor is inundated with new computers.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.81 BYTE West Coast: A First Look at Dayflo

A free-form database gets you closer to your ideas.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]


p.93 Feigning Reality

This month's theme articles explore the use of software models to solve real-world problems.

[author : Art Little]

p.95 Computer Simulation: What It Is and How It's Done

An introduction to modeling and computer simulation as they apply to microcomputers.

[author : Richard Bronson]

p.106 Simulating Reality with Computer Graphics

One of the most intriguing branches of computer science promises to get even more exciting in the future.

[author : Peter R. Sørensen]

p.138 Simulation of Weighted Voting: The Banzhaf Index

In choosing and electing candidates, sometimes a small political party has the greatest influence.

[author : Philip A. Schrodt]

p.157 Queue Simulation

A microcomputer can help you manage waiting lines.

[author : E. Hart Rasmussen]

p.179 A Risky Business - An Introduction to Monte Carlo Venture Analysis

The author explains a simple method for analyzing business risks.

[author : Pat Macaluso]

p.194 Simulation and Graphics on Microcomputers

Some graphic examples may be worth a thousand words.

[author : Ronald R. Miller]

p.204 Going Further

A compendium of conferences, organizations, books, and software for microcomputer simulationists.

[author : Charles A. Pratt]


p.213 Reviewer's Notebook

BYTE's product-review editor comments briefly on the Wang Professional Computer, DEC's Rainbow, and other systems.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.214 Compupro's System 816/C and System 68K - the Two and Only

Compupro's new reversibles are 8085/8088 on one side and 68000 on the other.

[author : Ed Teja]

p.224 Microsoft Flight Simulator

Even experienced pilots should find this program useful and challenging.

[author : Stan Miastkowski]

p.236 The Eagle PC

A clone with a few improvements and a few mistakes.

[author : Tom Wadlow]

p.246 STSC APL* Plus and IBM PC APL: Two APLs for the IBM PC

The IBM version of APL is simpler and more conservatively designed; the STSC version is more powerful and more expensive.

[author : Jacques Bensimon]

p.268 Chalk Board's Powerpad and Leonardo's Library

A new large touch panel for the Atari 400/800, the Commodore 64, and the Apple II comes with a wide selection of software.

[author : Elaine Holden]

p.274 Simulated Computer II

A graphic demonstration of how a microprocessor operates is also an easy introduction to assembly language.

[author : Richard Grehan]

p.282 Bank Street Writer

This word processor is simple enough for children but powerful enough for many adult writers.

[author : Mario Pagnoni]

p.288 SPOC: The Chess Master

A close look at a significant chess program for the IBM PC.

[author : Emil Flock and Jonathan Silverman]

p.296 M.U.L.E.

Beneath its clever packaging lies a fascinating economic simulation.

[author : Gene Smarte]

p.301 The Witness

A murder-mystery game for detectives whose business is trouble.

[author : Dennis Barker]


p.306 The Tandy TRS-80 Model 2000: A Powerful New MS-DOS Machine

Performance advantages and an attractive price will make this 80186-based machine the new Tandy standard-bearer.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.320 A Closer Look at the IBM PCjr

Two BYTE editors compare the PCjr to the PC and evaluate its performance and expandability

[author : G. Michael Vose and Richard S. Shuford]

p.336 The Japan Shows: An Update on the Japanese Computing Scene

NEC introduces an impressive 16-bit computer, and Canon shows a remarkable, inexpensive laser printer.

[author : Richard Willis]

p.352 The User Goes to COMDEX, 1983

Sorting through a plethora of booths and products, Jerry manages to find some worthwhile merchandise.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.371 Pascal's Design Flaws: Modula-2 Solutions and Pascal Patches

The authors look at seven subtle problems with Pascal and how Modula-2 avoids them.

[author : Mark C. Johnson and Allen Munro]

p.393 Trademarking Software Packages

Trademark clearance can prevent litigation and loss of hard-earned goodwill.

[author : Robert Greene Sterne and Perry J. Saidman]

p.400 An EPROM Simulator

[author : Albert S. Woodhull]

This versatile project includes battery backup.

p.411 Simulation with Electronic Spreadsheets

Spreadsheet programs make a career change.

[author : Art Matheny]


p.4 Editorial: Where BYTE Is Going


p.15 Letters

p.418 BYTE's User to User

p.430 Ask BYTE

p.438 Event Queue

p.458 Clubs and Newsletters

p.462 Software Received

p.470 Books Received

p.473 Book Reviews

p.474 What's New?

p.541 Unclassified

p.542 BYTE's Ongoing Monitor Box, BOMB Results

p.543 Reader Service