Vol.12 n°11 october 1987

Vol.12 n°11 october 1987

p.2 Contents

p.99 FEATURES

p.100 The Tandy Anniversary Product Explosion

Tandy celebrates its ten-year milestone with four new computers and a laser printer.

[author : Rich Malloy, G. Michael Vose, and George A. Stewart]

p.109 The OS/2 Applications Family

Let's clear up the confusion about what it will take to run programs under OS/2.

[author : Ray Duncan]

p.121 Product Preview: A Spiritual Heir to the Macintosh

The Canon Cat is Jef Raskin's version of a "people's computer."

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.125 Product Preview: The Archimedes A310

An early look at what may be the world's fastest personal computer.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.135 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Build the Circuit Cellar AT Computer, Part 2

Steve reveals the circuitry for his AT-on-a-board.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.147 THEME: Heuristic Algorithms

p.148 Introduction

[author : G. Michael Vose]

p.149 Zero-Knowledge Proofs

A new heuristic method lets you prove your identity without revealing a password.

[author : Peter Wayner]

p.155 Back-Propagation

[author : William P. Jones and Josiah Hoskins]

A generalized delta learning rule, demonstrated with a neural-network simulation written in C.

p.165 Optimizing Compilers

Techniques for generating more efficient code.

[author : Mark Roberts]

p.173 A Search Strategy for Commonsense Logic Programming

The incorporation of heuristics into modern languages could give us the ability to write "smart" programs.

[author : Paul V. Haley]

p.177 Mathematical Reasoning

An equation solver written in Prolog that uses heuristic methods.

[author : Leon Sterling]

p.183 Neural-Network Heuristics

Three heuristic algorithms that learn from experience.

[author : Gary Josin]

p.193 REVIEWS

p.194 Reviewer's Notebook

[author : Curtis Franklin Jr.]

p.197 The Macintosh II

The newest Mac features a 68020 CPU, NuBus slots, and color.

[author : Bruce F. Webster]

p.202 The GRiDLite Laptop

GRiD's portable computer combines advanced features with mundane hardware.

[author : John Unger]

p.203 The Wang LapTop

A portable to bridge the gap between Wang and IBM PC computing environments.

[author : Alex Lane]

p.209 The Definicon DSI-780

Equip your IBM PC with a 16-MHz 68000 microprocessor.

[author : Dave Thomas]

p.214 Laser Printer Times Four

Lower prices and higher capabilities characterize these printers.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.223 Three C Language Screen-Utility Packages for PCs

A comparison of the windows for Data, C-Worthy, and Vitamin C screen utilities.

[author : Jonathan Robie]

p.229 Advantage C++ and Guidelines C++

C++ compilers for the IBM PC and its compatibles.

[author : Mark Mallets]

p.237 Equation Solvers

A look at two packages for mathematical computing without programming.

[author : George A. Stewart]

p.242 Personal Consultant Plus

A LISP-based expert system shell for personal computers.

[author : Ernest R. Tello]

p.244 Guide

Hypertest comes to the Macintosh.

[author : William Hershey]

p.249 KERNEL

p.251 Computing at Chaos Manor: New Life for Lucy

Jerry reincarnates Lucy.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.269 Applications Only: Into the 4th Dimension, Part 1

LISTINGS

p.267 From BIX

From BYTEnet (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print see card after 304

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: BIX's New Pyramid 9820

p.10 Letters and Review Feedback

p.28 Chaos Manor Mail

p.37 Microbytes

p.45 What's New

p.65 Events

p.68 Ask BYTE

p.74 Circuit Cellar Feedback

p.81 Book Reviews

p.330 BOMB and Coming Up in BYTE

p.331 Editorial Index by Company

p.333 Reader Service

BEST OF BIX

p.275 Macintosh

p.280 IBM PC

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