Vol.10 n°2 february 1985

Vol.10 n°2 february 1985

p.2 Contents

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.98 THE HP INTEGRAL PERSONAL COMPUTER

p.98 THE HP INTEGRAL PERSONAL COMPUTER

Hewlett-Packard's new all-in-one system makes UNIX truly portable.

[author : Phillip Robinson]

p.104 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD A SERIAL EPROM PROGRAMMER

p.104 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD A SERIAL EPROM PROGRAMMER

Steve devises an affordable version of an essential tool for hackers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.120 THE MACINTOSH OFFICE

p.120 THE MACINTOSH OFFICE

AppleIalk networks the Macintosh and its new laser printer.

[author : John Markoff and Phillip Robinson]

p.138 C TO PASCAL

p.138 C TO PASCAL

This program can make the conversion process less tedious.

[author : Ted Carnevale]

p.147 SIMULATE A SERVO SYSTEM

p.147 SIMULATE A SERVO SYSTEM

Model complex engineering problems on personal computers.

[author : Don Stauffer]

p.163 INTRODUCTION TO IMAGE PROCESSING

p.163 INTRODUCTION TO IMAGE PROCESSING

Manipulate images to make them more informative.

[author : Jeffrey L. Star]

THEMES

p.174 INTRODUCTION

p.174 INTRODUCTION

p.177 THE BIRTH OF A COMPUTER

p.177 THE BIRTH OF A COMPUTER

In this interview, James H. Wilkinson discusses the building of a computer designed by Alan Turing.

[author : John C. Nash]

p.199 A LOW-COST DATA-ACQUISITION SYSTEM

p.199 A LOW-COST DATA-ACQUISITION SYSTEM

A compromise between cost and quality, this system is adequate for many research projects.

[author : Kiyohisa Okamura and Kamyab Aghai-Tabriz]

p.207 FOURIER SMOOTHING WITHOUT THE FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM

p.207 FOURIER SMOOTHING WITHOUT THE FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM

The authors present an in-depth look at a technique for removing noise from your data.

[author : Eric E. Aubanel and Keith B. Oldham]

p.223 PARANOIA: A FLOATING-POINT BENCHMARK

p.223 PARANOIA: A FLOATING-POINT BENCHMARK

Test the quality of your software, not just its speed.

[author : Richard Karpinski]

p.239 MODELING MASS-ACTION KINETICS

p.239 MODELING MASS-ACTION KINETICS

In the future, microcomputers may have a substantial role in major scientific computations.

[author : Alan Curtis]

p.251 VIEWING MOLECULES WITH THE MACINTOSH

p.251 VIEWING MOLECULES WITH THE MACINTOSH

A BASIC program provides 3-D images of complex molecules.

[author : Earl J. Kirkland]

p.263 LABORATORY INTERFACING

p.263 LABORATORY INTERFACING

A medical researcher examines the capabilities and limitations of an important laboratory device.

[author : Lincoln E. Ford. M.D.]

p.269 INTERFACING FOR DATA ACQUISITION

p.269 INTERFACING FOR DATA ACQUISITION

Three interfaces are compared.

[author : Thomas R. Clune]

REVIEWS

p.286 INTRODUCTION

p.286 INTRODUCTION

p.289 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.289 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.291 NEWWORD

p.291 NEWWORD

A word processor from some of the creators of WordStar

[author : John Heilborn and Nanci Reel]

p.295 JANUS/ADA

p.295 JANUS/ADA

A nonstandard subset of Ada for MS-DOS and CP/M-80.

[author : Mark J. Welch]

p.302 THE EPSON GENEVA PX-8

p.302 THE EPSON GENEVA PX-8

It weighs five pounds and features a CMOS Z80 microprocessor.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.311 TWO MODULA-2 COMPILERS FOR THE IBM PC

p.311 TWO MODULA-2 COMPILERS FOR THE IBM PC

Price is but one of the differences between these implementations.

[author : Kevin Bowyer]

p.317 E-MAIL FOR THE MASSES

p.317 E-MAIL FOR THE MASSES

Comparing two electronic-mail services, MCI Mail and EasyLink.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.325 MANNESMANN TALLY MT 160

p.325 MANNESMANN TALLY MT 160

A dot-matrix unit with a variety of print modes.

[author : Mark J. Welch]

p.331 REVIEW FEEDBACK

p.331 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.337 INTRODUCTION

p.337 INTRODUCTION

p.339 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: TROUBLES

p.339 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: TROUBLES

Jerry's usual look at a variety of products includes a section on the proliferation of computer books.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.359 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.359 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.367 BYTE JAPAN: DISKS AND PRINTERS

p.367 BYTE JAPAN: DISKS AND PRINTERS

Our correspondent in Japan describes important new peripherals displayed at the 1984 Data Show.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.371 BYTE WEST COAST: WHAT NEXT?

p.371 BYTE WEST COAST: WHAT NEXT?

Our West Coast editors report on Thunderscan, the ins and outs of windowing, new workstations, and more.

[author : John Markoff, Phillip Robinson, and Ezra Shapiro]

p.379 BYTE U.K.: REALIZING A DREAM

p.379 BYTE U.K.: REALIZING A DREAM

The Whitechapel Computer Works MG-1 personal workstation is almost a dream computer - and it costs less than its competitors.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.387 COMPUTERS AND LAW: COPYING MASS-MARKETED SOFTWARE

p.387 COMPUTERS AND LAW: COPYING MASS-MARKETED SOFTWARE

This column debuts with a look at two Lotus lawsuits settled out of court.

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

p.393 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

p.393 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: SERVICE AND SUPPORT

p.6 EDITORIAL: SERVICE AND SUPPORT

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 421 WHAT'S NEW

p.39, 421 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.59 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.59 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.399 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT

p.399 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT

p.409 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.409 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.477 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.477 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.478 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.478 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.479 READER SERVICE

p.479 READER SERVICE