Vol.10 n°2 february 1985

Vol.10 n°2 february 1985

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

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

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

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

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

This program can make the conversion process less tedious.

[author : Ted Carnevale]

p.147 SIMULATE A SERVO SYSTEM

Model complex engineering problems on personal computers.

[author : Don Stauffer]

p.163 INTRODUCTION TO IMAGE PROCESSING

Manipulate images to make them more informative.

[author : Jeffrey L. Star]

THEMES

p.174 INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

[author : Richard Karpinski]

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

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

[author : Earl J. Kirkland]

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

Three interfaces are compared.

[author : Thomas R. Clune]

REVIEWS

p.286 INTRODUCTION

p.289 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.291 NEWWORD

A word processor from some of the creators of WordStar

[author : John Heilborn and Nanci Reel]

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

It weighs five pounds and features a CMOS Z80 microprocessor.

[author : Rich Malloy]

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

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

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.325 MANNESMANN TALLY MT 160

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

[author : Mark J. Welch]

p.331 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.337 INTRODUCTION

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

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

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?

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

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

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

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: SERVICE AND SUPPORT

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 421 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.59 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.399 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT

p.409 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.477 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

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

p.479 READER SERVICE