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TI 83/84 - How To Enter, Run, and Edit A Program


  1. Press the PRGM button.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight NEW and press ENTER.
  3. Type in a name for your program using the ALPHA keys with 8 characters or less. Try to be symbolic with your names. In otherwords, if you are writing a prime number program, call it "PRIME".
  4. At this point, you should be in the text editor and ready to program. As a programmer, you must be acquainted with the reserved words or commands like "Disp", "If" and "End". You do not want to type these commands in leter-for-letter using the ALPHA button. You want to place these commands into your calculator using the top menu of the text editor. This menu should contain the following categories CTL, I/O, and EXEC all of which can be highlighted with your arrow keys. When selected, these categories will show their perspective commands and each can be selected using your arrow keys. All other text in your program must be typed in letter-for-letter using the ALPHA button.
    Programming Commands
    CTL I/O EXEC
    1:If
    2:Then
    3:Else
    4:For(
    5:While
    6:Repeat
    7:End
    8:Pause
    9:Lbl
    0:Goto
    A:IS>(
    B:DS<(
    C:Menu(
    D:prgm
    E:Return
    F:Stop
    G:DelVar
    H:GraphStyle(
    1:Input
    2:Prompt
    3:Disp
    4:DispGraph
    5:DispTable
    6:Output(
    7:getKey
    8:ClrHome
    9:ClrTable
    0:GetCalc(
    A:Get(
    B:Send(
    List of written programs
  5. When you are finished programming, press the 2ND/QUIT button.

  1. Press the PRGM button.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight EXEC and press ENTER.
  3. Use the arrow keys to highlight the name of the program you want to execute and then press ENTER.
  4. You should now see the program on your calculator screen. After running your program, you may discover there is a problem with the output and this could mean that you have a syntax, calculation or logic error. To correct this, you must debug your program by returning to the text editor.
  5. To edit an existing program, use the arrow keys to highlight EDIT and press ENTER.
  6. Highlight the name of the program you want to edit and press ENTER.
  7. The existing program should then be placed in the text editor for you to continue writing. When finished, you can try running your program again using the previous instructions.

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