Historical Technology Books - 40 in a series - TRS-80 Manual: Model 100 Basic Language Lab (1983)
If you've used your TRS-80 Model 100 just once, you know how simple, versatile, and powerful a computer it is. Its built-in application programs allow you to perform normally complex computer operations with ease. This includes data manipulation, computer-to-computer communications, word processing, and more.
However, as you become more familiar with your Model 100, you can make the computer even more useful by customizing it to suit your own special needs. This is done through BASIC, the built-in programming language.
For instance, from BASIC, you can:
• Re-define the Function Keys (ED through (Fj£).
• Communicate with information services and other computers.
• Write programs for a wide range of applications such as forecasting sales trends and performing interest or mortgage calculations.
• Make use of the computer's graphic and sound capabilities.
and a host of other operations!
This course will show you how to perform operations such as these by explaining in detail the BASIC section of your Model 100 Owner's Manual. This means that by the time you've finished this course, you'll be writing your own programs and using the built-in application programs more effectively.
Since most of the application programs not built-in will be written in BASIC, and since BASIC interacts with the other built-in programs, you'll find it is definitely to your advantage to become familiar with BASIC.
So sit back and get ready to enjoy your Model 100 even more. You're about to find out how powerful a computer it really is!