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Functions in TI-BASIC: Challenge accepted

ยท 15 min read

At high school, I loved to toy around with my TI-84 Plus calculator. It was the most techy thing you were allowed to use during school hours. It featured a very stupid (read: challenging) programming language: TI-BASIC. I made a wild host of programs on it, like a program to count down to the end of class, and a text-to-morse converter.

In this article, I want to focus on one hurdle, and how I solved it: functions.

Showing LaTeX in LaTeX: The good, the bad and the ugly

ยท 4 min read

LaTeX is a code-based word processing tool most known for typesetting mathematics and its further use in exact sciences, most notably publications. Hence many people in the industry will pick up the basics, often using material provided by the organization. Convenient for demonstration, the slides or reader is written in LaTeX. However, when trying to display literal LaTeX code, people tend to fall back to very rudimentary solutions. We can do better!

We'll explore the good, the bad and the ugly in typesetting LaTeX. Just in reverse order, to follow the thought process.