Vol.10 n°10 october 1985

Vol.10 n°10 october 1985

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.84 INTRODUCTION

p.86 CIARCIA'S CiRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD THE SB180 SINGLE-BOARD COMPUTER, PART 2: THE SOFTWARE

The SB180 project concludes with a look at the Z-System operating system

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.101 EGO: A HOMEBUILT CPU, PART 2: THE HARDWARE

The conclusion of this series explains how the ECO's processor hardware decodes and executes instructions

[author : Clifford Kelley]

p.112 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: BUILDING A COMPUTER IN SOFTWARE

This project Involves designing a computer, a virtual machine, that is ideally suited to the high-level language you want to implement.

[author : Jonathan Amsterdam]

p.122 SKYCAM: AN AERIAL ROBOTIC CAMERA SYSTEM

An MC68000-based Stride controls the movement of this aerial camera

[author : Lawrence L. Cone]

p.137 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: SIMULATING THE NORMAL DISTRIBUTION

The author presents a BASIC routine for bell-curve sampling

[author : Arthur G. Hansen]

p.143 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: IBM PC JOYSTICK CONTROL USING TURBO PASCAL

This program will give you access to two joysticks and four push buttons via the IBM Came Control Adapter

[author : James P McAdams]

THEMES

p.148 INTRODUCTION

p.151 WHY MODELS GO WRONG

You must take care in applying the principles of logic statistics, and measurement

[author : Tom R. Houston]

p.167 THE PROBLEM OF OVERFITTING DATA

The mathematical model described balances the number of parameters and the degree of fit

[author : Wallace E. Larimore and Raman K. Mehra]

p.183 TESTING LARGE-SCALE SIMULATIONS

The authors discuss using a discrete simulation language to develop large programs

[author : Otis F Bryan Jr and Michael C. Natrella]

p.199 ANALYZING GOVERNMENT POLICIES

A computer spreadsheet can help assess the impact of a major government policy decision

[author : Ross M. Miller and Alexander S Kelso Jr]

p.213 SIMULATING THE ARMS RACE

In this model, military competition is based on weapons stockpiles

[author : Michael D. Ward.]

p.225 EPIAID

This series of programs helps construct models of disease from real-world epidemics

[author : Andrew G. Dean]

p.239 PREDICTING ARSON

Micros become a new weapon in the fight against arson

[author : Royer Cook]

p.249 FIGHTING FIRE WITH TECHNOLOGY

The dBASE II database-management system goes to work in community-action service

[author : Bruce Dillenbeck]

REVIEWS

p.254 INTRODUCTION

p.257 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.258 THE ERICSSON PERSONAL COMPUTER

An IBM PC-compatible highlighting ergonomic design

[author : Jonn D. Unger]

p.264 THE STEARNS DESKTOP COMPUTER

An 8-MHz IBM PC-compatible with optional 15-inch monitor

[author : Wayne Rash Jr]

p.270 THE PORTABLE STM PERSONAL COMPUTER

A 17-pounder with built-in modem, speaker phone and thermal printer

[author : R. Jeyaraman]

p.277 BETTERBASIC

A compiled BASIC with access to a full 640K bytes

[author : Art Huston]

p.287 TLC-LISP

An implmentation for 8086/8088-based machines

[author : William G. Wong]

p.295 GPSS/PC

Software for simulating discrete events

[author : Zaven A. Karian]

p.305 THE TOSHIBA P1340 PRINTER

A high-density dot-matrix machine

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.310 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews

KERNEL

p.312 INTRODUCTION

p.315 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: THE LORD OF THE MANOR MOVES UPSTAIRS

The construction is finished, and he has a best-seller-all's right with Jerry's world

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.343 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.347 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: COMMODORE'S COUP

Bruce takes a look at the Amiga and more Macintosh products

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.367 BYTE U.K.: COMPUTERS AS CONSULTANTS

Dick introduces Tess and Expert-Ease, two expert-system shells from the UK

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.381 BYTE JAPAN: THE TOKYO MICROCOMPUTER SHOW

Bill reports on two new NEC personal computers, ASCII Corporation's 286 XENIX System V and several other products he saw at the show.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.388 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: BUILDING BIX WITH MICROS

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.37,395 WHATS NEW

p.44 ASK BYTE

p.54 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.57 BOOK REVIEWS

p.80 EVENT QUEUE

p.453 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.454 BYTE'S ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.455 READER SERVICE