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What is the best BASIC Pocket Computer
04-06-2014, 07:07 AM
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RE: What is the best BASIC Pocket Computer
I almost completely forgot about the Sharp OZ-7000 with the OZ-707 Scientific Computer Card inserted. This is a very capable BASIC with single (10 digit) and double (20 digit) BCD math for all functions, long variable names, multi-dimensional (up to 120, crazily) arrays, graphics (96 x 64), a basic file system (similar in function to the 71b) and serial i/o. It has it's own 32K RAM memory space but could also access the RAM on the host OZ-7000. Overall the BASIC was a lot like GWBASIC in MSDOS with much better math. Also there are non-documented PEEK, POKE and CALL commands that allowed you access the entire machine to call OZ-7000 organizer functions or write your own ones in machine language.

There's a decided lack of information about the OZ-707 card on the internet, I guess it wasn't all that popular. But it's the best pocketable BASIC that I've used.


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RE: What is the best BASIC Pocket Computer - Katie Wasserman - 04-06-2014 07:07 AM

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