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Illustrating BBC Basic - Donald G. Alcock

Illustrating BBC Basic

Paperback Published: 17th November 1986
ISBN: 9780521314954
Number Of Pages: 196

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This book may be used as a self-contained manual for BBC-BASIC, the main language of the BBC Microcomputer and Master Series Computers. Information is presented in a form handy for reference. Page 163, for example, tabulates all characters in the ASCII range; pages 124-5 summarize all information needed when composing screens of MODE 7 graphics. A quick reference to all functions and operators is given on page 179; the syntax of every statement and command of BBC-Basic is summarized on pages 180-1. But there is more to this book. How do you make a computer sort names into alphabetical order? Not as obvious as it might seem. Three different sorting techniques are explained by example in this book: bubble sort, monkey puzzle (more formally the 'binary tree') and Quicksort relies on 'recursion' - an important programming concept which is explained and demonstrated. Making coloured objects rebound around the walls of a squash court is another technique demonstrated; so is making voices sing in harmony; so is computerizing a humble address book.

Preface
Introductory example
Rudiments
Notation
Arithmetic
Strings
Control
Arrays
Functions and procedures
Input and output
Graphics
Sound
Files
Operation and error handling
Backdoor basic
Quick reference
Index
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ISBN: 9780521314954
ISBN-10: 052131495X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 17th November 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.28