Vol.11 n°4 april 1986

Vol.11 n°4 april 1986

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.82 INTRODUCTION

p.84 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: COMPUTER ON GUARD!

Steve has an adventure in the moonlight.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.96 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: A SIMPLE WINDOWING SYSTEM, PART 2: IMPLEMENTATION

Learn how to close a window and see part of an actual implementation.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.105 BUILD THE EMULO-8

This device lets you develop EPROM programs in RAM.

[author : Stuart R. Ball]

p.113 MAKING UNIX SECURE

The authors examine specific security-related features of UNIX and discuss countermeasures to known methods of attack by crackers.

[author : Alan Filipski and James Hanko]

p.129 DATA DESIGN

The structure of data files is almost as important as their contents.

[author : Leonard Shapiro]

p.137 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: DRAGON

Using MacFORTH, this program produces a recursive drawing of a dragon curve on the Macintosh.

[author : Bruce R. Land]

THEME: NUMBER CRUNCHING

p.142 INTRODUCTION

p.145 A MICRO-BASED SUPERCOMPUTER

A unique combination of microcomputer parts yields supercomputer processing power.

[author : Norman H. Christ and Anthony E. Terrano]

p.161 COMPUTER APPROXIMATIONS

Optimize speed and precision in your computations.

[author : Stephen L. Moshier]

p.181 THE INVERSION OF LARGE MATRICES

The Pan and Reif approach removes all limits except those set by available time and RAM.

[author : Thomas E. Phipps Jr.]

p.191 THE RUNGE-KUTTA METHODS

The author shows us ways to approximate solutions to ordinary differential equations.

[author : Benku Thomas]

p.215 THE ATOMCC TOOLBOX

ATOMCC uses Thylor series to solve ordinary differential equations.

[author : Y. F. Chang]

REVIEWS

p.226 INTRODUCTION

p.229 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.231 THE PANASONIC EXEC PARTNER

A transportable featuring a high-speed processor, an integral printer, and a gas-plasma display.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.241 KAMAS

An outline processor and programming language for document organization and preparation.

[author : Albert S. Woodhull]

p.249 PROFESSIONAL DEBUG FACILITY AND ADVANCED FULLSCREEN DEBUG

A comparison of two debuggers.

[author : Jack C. Carden]

p.257 MICROTSP

A microcomputer version of the original TSP time-series regression program.

[author : Paul Davenport]

p.267 PCTEX AND MICROTEX

Two typesetting programs for MS-DOS machines.

[author : Hal R. Varian]

p.273 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.276 INTRODUCTION

p.279 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: JERRY'S BEST OF 1985 AWARDS

Winners-and losers-are announced this month.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.302 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.305 BYTE U.K.: XENOPHILIA

Dick looks at the XEN. Apricot's answer to the IBM PC AT.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.315 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: CLEARING THE BACKLOG

Bruce looks at software for the Macintosh, the Amiga, and the Atari 520ST

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.329 APPLICATIONS ONLY: A COUPLE OF WINNERS

Ezra talks about Mirror, a Crosstalk XVI clone, and Framework II.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.336 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

BEST OF SIX

p.349 AMIGA

p.366 ATARI ST

p.371 IBM

p.376 MACINTOSH

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: MICROBYTES DAILY, WHAT'S NEW, AND SPECIAL EVENTS

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.37, 384 WHAT'S NEW

p.44 ASK BYTE

p.54 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.57 BOOK REVIEWS

p.78 EVENT QUEUE

p.346 DISKS AND DOWNLOADS

p.445 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.446 BYTE'S ONGOING MONITOR BOX. BOMB RESULTS

p.447 READER SERVICE