Vol.11 n°9 september 1986

Vol.11 n°9 september 1986

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.82 INTRODUCTION

p.84 PRODUCT PREVIEW: LABVIEW: LABORATORY VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT ENGINEERING WORKBENCH

Scientists and engineers can use the Macintosh as a general-purpose laboratory tool by creating virtual instruments.

[author : G. Michael Vose and Gregg Williams]

p.97 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD A HARDWARE DATA ENCRYPTOR

This easy-to-build device is extremely difficult to crack.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.114 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: CALCULATING CRCs BY BITS AND BYTES

Use the XOR function to implement modulo 2 division when calculating cyclic redundancy checks.

[author : Greg Morse]

p.127 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: BREAKING OUT

BREAKPT provides the IBM PC-DOS DEBUG program with a break-out switch.

[author : Edward Batutis]

p.137 KEYED FILE ACCESS IN BASIC

If maintaining data on disk is a problem for you, these BASIC routines may be the solution.

[author : Stephen C. Perry]

p.145 REAL TIME UNDER REAL PASCAL

A look at two ways to interface a machine language routine to Pascal.

[author : James Feldman]

THEME: 68000 MACHINES

p.160 INTRODUCTION

p.163 68000 TRIPS AND TRAPS

Programming in assembly language will help you exploit the 68000 to the fullest.

[author : Mike Morton]

p.179 UNIX AND THE MC68000

The powerful yet simple programmer's model offered by the 68000's architecture makes UNIX implementation easy.

[author : Andrew L. Rood, Robert C. Cline, and Jon A. Brewster]

p.205 A COMPARISON OF MC68000 FAMILY PROCESSORS

High levels of hardware and software compatibility distinguish the five members of this family.

[author : Thomas L. Johnson]

p.223 ATARI ST SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

A programmer surveys TOS operating system and how the 68000 influences it.

[author : Michael Rothman]

p.241 AMIGA ANIMATION

An exploration of the exciting possibilities for animation on the Amiga.

[author : Elaine A. Ditton and Richard A. Ditton]

p.249 AMIGA VS. MACINTOSH

A comparison of the system calls on two 68000-based machines reveals one as the clear winner.

[author : Adam Brooks Webber]

REVIEWS

p.258 INTRODUCTION

p.261 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Jon Edwards]

p.263 THE FRANKLIN ACE 2200

An inexpensive Apple II clone with integrated disk drives.

[author : Albert S. Woodhull]

p.269 THE LEADING EDGE MODEL D PC

An IBM PC compatible that has lots of standard features.

[author : Stan Miastkowski]

p.275 THE XEROX 6060

A speedy machine virtually identical to the AT&T PC 6300.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.283 THE C. ITOH TRIPRINTER

A hefty printer that lets you program dozens of functions.

[author : Robert D. Swearengin]

p.287 THE TURNER HALL CARD

Simple-to-install memory expansion for IBM PCs and compatibles.

[author : Jonathan Angel]

p.293 TURBO PROLOG

An implementation of Prolog for the IBM PC

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

p.299 SOFTWARE CAROUSEL

A virtual memory manager that enables you to shift between programs instantly.

[author : Mark Haas]

p.303 PARADOX 1.1

A relational database offering tremendous power.

[author : Rusel DeMaria]

p.311 WORDPERFECT 4.1

Improvements beyond earlier versions.

[author : Ricardo Birmele]

p.315 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.318 INTRODUCTION

p.321 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: A Busy Day

But he was able to finish all he had to do.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.335 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: TWO FINE PRODUCTS

Close-ups on Turbo Prolog and LightspeedC

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.351 BYTE JAPAN: PERSPECTIVES ON HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Bill finds a few interesting products at Tokyo's Microcomputer Show.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.359 BYTE U.K.: TURBOCHARGING MANDELBROT

Dick returns to the topic of dynamic load balancing.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.367 APPLICATIONS ONLY: SING YE MACPRAISES

Excellent software is converting this Mac skeptic.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

BEST OF BIX

p.380 AMIGA

p.390 ATARI ST

p.398 IBM PC AND COMPATIBLES

p.404 MACINTOSH

p.409 PASCAL

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: COLLEGE CREDITS THROUGH COMMUNICATIONS

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.31 WHAT'S NEW

p.49 EVENTS AND CLUBS

p.50 ASK BYTE

p.58 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.373 FIXES

p.376 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.461 BOMB RESULTS AND NEXT MONTH IN BYTE

p.463 READER SERVICE