Vol.10 n°9 september 1985

Vol.10 n°9 september 1985

p.2 Contents

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.84 INTRODUCTION

p.84 INTRODUCTION

p.86 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD THE SB180 SINGLE-BOARD COMPUTER, PART I: THE HARDWARE

p.86 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD THE SB180 SINGLE-BOARD COMPUTER, PART I: THE HARDWARE

The SB180 is the 29-chip equivalent of a large S-100 system.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.104 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: AN ANALYSIS OF SORTS

p.104 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: AN ANALYSIS OF SORTS

This article analyzes the efficiency of three sorting algorithms.

[author : Jonathan Amsterdam]

p.116 THE DSI-32 COPROCESSOR BOARD, PART 2: THE SOFTWARE

p.116 THE DSI-32 COPROCESSOR BOARD, PART 2: THE SOFTWARE

[author : Trevor G. Marshall, George Scolaro, David L. Rand, Tom King, and Vincent P. Williams]

The software environment for the DSI board lets it run both UNIX and MS-DOS applications.

p.129 AN ALGORITHM FOR DISK CACHING WITH LIMITED MEMORY

p.129 AN ALGORITHM FOR DISK CACHING WITH LIMITED MEMORY

Several C routines execute an algorithm for efficient disk buffering in a limited memory space.

[author : Brian McKeon]

p.141 ASTROPHYSICAL NUMBER CRUNCHING

p.141 ASTROPHYSICAL NUMBER CRUNCHING

A Harvard astronomy professor reminisces about the various computers he's used since the fifties.

[author : A. G. W. Cameron]

p.154 TWO GENERALIZED FLOATING-POINT REPRESENTATIONS

p.154 TWO GENERALIZED FLOATING-POINT REPRESENTATIONS

Partitioned and variable-base representations are the two designs proposed here.

[author : David Salomon]

p.161 TURBO PASCAL DRIVES THE MOUSE

p.161 TURBO PASCAL DRIVES THE MOUSE

The procedure described lets you use the Microsoft Mouse with Borland's Pascal.

[author : John Figueras]

p.171 IBM COMPATIBILITY FOR THE NEC APC III

p.171 IBM COMPATIBILITY FOR THE NEC APC III

An operating-system patch and a few other alterations give the NEC APC III clone status.

[author : Herbert Stein]

p.183 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: BUILD A TRAVESTY TREE

p.183 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: BUILD A TRAVESTY TREE

A tree data structure speeds up travesty generation.

[author : Peter Wayner]

p.193 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: PRINTING PASCAL GRAPHICS

p.193 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: PRINTING PASCAL GRAPHICS

Dump Apple Pascal graphics to any Epson MX-series printer.

[author : Kelly W. Davis]

THEMES

p.226 INTRODUCTION

p.226 INTRODUCTION

p.229 EGO: A HOMEBUILT CPU, PART I: THE SOFTWARE

p.229 EGO: A HOMEBUILT CPU, PART I: THE SOFTWARE

The first in this two-part series covers the instruction set and software aspects of the EGO computer.

[author : Clifford Kelley]

p.247 THE QUARTER-MEG ATARI 800XL

p.247 THE QUARTER-MEG ATARI 800XL

Upgrade your 8-bit microprocessor to 256K bytes and add a RAM disk.

[author : Claus Buchholz]

p.257 A PARALLEL-TO-SERIAL PRINTER PORT ADAPTER

p.257 A PARALLEL-TO-SERIAL PRINTER PORT ADAPTER

With this $35 adapter you can use your parallei port for serial devices.

[author : Howard Austerlitz]

p.263 ADD FUNCTION KEYS TO YOUR MICROCOMPUTER

p.263 ADD FUNCTION KEYS TO YOUR MICROCOMPUTER

Expand your parallel keyboard.

[author : Mark Hanslip]

REVIEWS

p.272 INTRODUCTION

p.272 INTRODUCTION

p.275 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.275 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.276 THE KAYPRO 16

p.276 THE KAYPRO 16

A transportable IBM PC- and PC XT-compatible.

[author : Sieve McManon]

p.284 THE OSBORNE 3

p.284 THE OSBORNE 3

A 12-pound system based on the 80C86.

[author : Donna Osgood]

p.291 WORDSTAR 2000

p.291 WORDSTAR 2000

MicroPro makes changes to its classic.

[author : Malcolm C. Rubel]

p.297 XyWRITE II PLUS

p.297 XyWRITE II PLUS

A word processor written by some of the designers of Atex, with macro routines and programming capability.

[author : Rubin Rabinovitz]

p.305 FILEVISION

p.305 FILEVISION

Data management with an emphasis on graphics.

[author : Scott L. Norman]

p.311 DB MASTER FOR THE MACINTOSH

p.311 DB MASTER FOR THE MACINTOSH

Stoneware's database manager on another Apple.

[author : Jeffrey M. Jacques]

p.321 PARADISE MODULAR GRAPHICS CARD

p.321 PARADISE MODULAR GRAPHICS CARD

A graphics board for color and monochrome monitors.

[author : Harry Krause]

p.325 THE RAMDISK-64

p.325 THE RAMDISK-64

Speed for the Commodore.

[author : Warren Block]

p.331 KEYPORT 717

p.331 KEYPORT 717

A programmable keyboard for the Apple II line.

[author : David L. Salahi]

p.335 REVIEW FEEDBACK

p.335 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.344 INTRODUCTION

p.344 INTRODUCTION

p.347 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: PCs, PERIPHERALS, PROGRAMS, AND PEOPLE

p.347 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: PCs, PERIPHERALS, PROGRAMS, AND PEOPLE

A new spreadsheet for the Mac prompts Jerry to look at the concept of integrated software.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.382 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.382 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.385 BYTE U.K.: SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF MICROCOMPUTING

p.385 BYTE U.K.: SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF MICROCOMPUTING

Our U.K. correspondent brings us a brief history of computing in Great Britain.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.395 BYTE JAPAN: A HISTORY OF JAPAN'S MICROCOMPUTERS

p.395 BYTE JAPAN: A HISTORY OF JAPAN'S MICROCOMPUTERS

Bill takes a look at the progress of microcomputing from his part of the world.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.401 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: WEST COAST FAIRE, MAC STUFF, AND THE AMIGA

p.401 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: WEST COAST FAIRE, MAC STUFF, AND THE AMIGA

A trip to the West Coast Computer Faire highlights Bruce's month.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.409 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: π, e, AND ALL THAT

p.409 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: π, e, AND ALL THAT

This month's column looks at transcendental numbers.

[author : Robert T. Kurosaka]

p.416 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

p.416 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.418 BYTELINES

p.418 BYTELINES

News and speculation about personal computers.

[author : Sol Libes]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: TEN GOOD YEARS

p.6 EDITORIAL: TEN GOOD YEARS

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.37, 431 WHATS NEW

p.37, 431 WHATS NEW

p.44 ASK BYTE

p.44 ASK BYTE

p.54 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.54 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.57 BOOK REVIEWS

p.57 BOOK REVIEWS

p.80 EVENT QUEUE

p.80 EVENT QUEUE

p.485 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.485 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.486 BYTE'S ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.486 BYTE'S ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.487 READER SERVICE

p.487 READER SERVICE