Vol.10 n°7 july 1985

Vol.10 n°7 july 1985

p.2 Contents

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.104 INTRODUCTION

p.104 INTRODUCTION

p.106 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON NEARBY STARS

p.106 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON NEARBY STARS

This program, develooed on a Macintosh using MacAdvantage:UCSD Pascal, takes a list of stars and shows yuu where they are in respect to one another.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.119 LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAYS FOR PORTABLES

p.119 LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAYS FOR PORTABLES

The author presents an in-depth look into the workings of LCDs.

[author : Glenn J. Adler]

p.129 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: THE GRIDCASE

p.129 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: THE GRIDCASE

One member of this family of portables has a gas-plasma display.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.141 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: LIVING IN A SENSIBLE ENVIRONMENT

p.141 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: LIVING IN A SENSIBLE ENVIRONMENT

Steve looks into his junk box for items to use with the Home Run Control System.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.163 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: TRAVESTY REVISITED

p.163 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: TRAVESTY REVISITED

Travesty is rewritten in compiled BASIC.

[author : Murray Lesser]

p.171 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: REAL-NUMBER FORMATTING YOUR APPLE

p.171 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: REAL-NUMBER FORMATTING YOUR APPLE

Specify the decimal length of any real number.

[author : Brent Daviduck]

THEMES

p.176 INTRODUCTION

p.176 INTRODUCTION

p.179 UPDATING THE OLDEST SCIENCE

p.179 UPDATING THE OLDEST SCIENCE

Observers around the globe are using microcomputers in a variety of astronomical applications.

[author : Russell M. Genet]

p.192 MICROCOMPUTERS IN NASA's SIR-B

p.192 MICROCOMPUTERS IN NASA's SIR-B

The Shuttle Imaging Radar experiment employs a network of personal computers for data acquisition and analysis.

[author : Richard Wilton]

p.203 COMET LINES IN FORTRAN

p.203 COMET LINES IN FORTRAN

The program described calculates the positions of asteroids and comets.

[author : David S. Dixon]

p.215 TRACKING EARTH SATELLITES

p.215 TRACKING EARTH SATELLITES

The Stumpff program can help you calculate earth-orbiting satellite positions with high precision.

[author : E. H. Weiss]

p.227 AUTOMATING A TELESCOPE

p.227 AUTOMATING A TELESCOPE

A codirector of the Fairborn Observatory describes ways of computerizing the repetitious tasks in variable-star photometry.

[author : Louis J. Boyd]

p.239 ASTRONOMICAL COMPUTING WITH MICROS

p.239 ASTRONOMICAL COMPUTING WITH MICROS

Small systems increase the amateur astronomer's reach.

[author : Richard Bochonko and William T Peters]

p.244 ASTRONOMY SOURCES

p.244 ASTRONOMY SOURCES

p.245 AN ASTRONOMY GLOSSARY

p.245 AN ASTRONOMY GLOSSARY

REVIEWS

p.248 INTRODUCTION

p.248 INTRODUCTION

p.251 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.251 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.252 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS' PRO-LITE PROFESSIONAL COMPUTER

p.252 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS' PRO-LITE PROFESSIONAL COMPUTER

A briefcase-size machine that runs MS-DOS.

[author : Richard Grehan and Eva White]

p.258 NCR PERSONAL COMPUTER MODEL 4

p.258 NCR PERSONAL COMPUTER MODEL 4

An IBM PC-compatible with a RAM-disk utility.

[author : Elaine Holden]

p.265 MONITORING HALLEY'S COMET

p.265 MONITORING HALLEY'S COMET

Three programs for tracking the return of the celestial visitor.

[author : John E. Mosley]

p.269 SPACE-FLIGHT SIMULATORS

p.269 SPACE-FLIGHT SIMULATORS

Link up with a space station or travel to Saturn.

[author : Benjamin Bernar]

p.279 MAXTHINK

p.279 MAXTHINK

An outline processor for the IBM PC.

[author : William Hershey]

p.287 THE ANCHOR AUTOMATION SIGNALMAN MARK XII MODEM

p.287 THE ANCHOR AUTOMATION SIGNALMAN MARK XII MODEM

It's similar to the Hayes Smartmodem but not fully compatible.

[author : George V. Kinal]

p.295 REVIEW FEEDBACK

p.295 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.306 INTRODUCTION

p.306 INTRODUCTION

p.309 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: COME TO THE FAIRE

p.309 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: COME TO THE FAIRE

Trips to shows and a visit with Niklaus Wirth highlight Jerry's month

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.338 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.338 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.341 BYTE WEST COAST: SNOBOL AND ICON

p.341 BYTE WEST COAST: SNOBOL AND ICON

Our West Coast staff interviewed one of SNOBOL4's authors. Ralph E. Griswold. who has gone on to create a new language called Icon.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.353 BYTE U.K.: STARLIT SPECTRUM

p.353 BYTE U.K.: STARLIT SPECTRUM

Dick reports on an astronomical application for the Sinclair Spectrum.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.363 BYTE JAPAN: PERIPHERALS, CHIPS, AND NEW COMPUTERS

p.363 BYTE JAPAN: PERIPHERALS, CHIPS, AND NEW COMPUTERS

Bill looks at the Silver-Reed EB50, Fujitsu's new optical-disc coating material, and more.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.367 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: START-UP

p.367 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: START-UP

The debut of this column covers an assortment of Macintosh products.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.385 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: PARSING AND SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS

p.385 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: PARSING AND SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS

Set up and solve simultaneous linear equations.

[author : Robert T. Kurosaka]

p.391 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

p.391 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.393 BYTELINES

p.393 BYTELINES

News and speculation about personnal computers.

[author : Sol Libes]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: EQUAL ACCESS TO COMPUTERS SCRUPLES OR RUBLES ?

p.6 EDITORIAL: EQUAL ACCESS TO COMPUTERS SCRUPLES OR RUBLES ?

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 406 WHAT'S NEW

p.39, 406 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.58 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.58 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.85 EVENT QUEUE

p.85 EVENT QUEUE

p.395 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.395 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.461 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.461 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.462 BYTE'S ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.462 BYTE'S ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.463 READER SERVICE

p.463 READER SERVICE