BBC Micro Books published by Interface PublicationsThe following is a list of BBC Micro Books published by Interface Publications in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.
There are 6 BBC Micro Books published by Interface Publications in our collection :
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Yes, it's true. Instant machine code from a good subset of BBC BASIC. Type your BASIC program into your model B BBC Micro, trigger the compiler, and your program is changed almost instantaneously into superfast machine code.
For £34.95 you get: Cassette version of the complete compiler (along with a version of the compiler for use with discs, ready for when you upgrade, the disc version being dubbed on the cassette after the cassette version); complete compile listing; extensive documentation and instructions. The compiler was written by Jeremy Ruston.
for he BBC BASIC Compiler version 3.01
by Jeremy Ruston
This book by best-selling author Tim Hartnell is the ideal companion for you if the BBC Microcomputer is your first computer. It takes you, step by simple step, through programming in BBC BASIC - with a number of worthwhile programs - and then goes further, giving you leads to develop and expand your programming skills in the coming months.
The book is a complete tutorial on advanced programming for the BBC Micro.
Major topics covered include;
Assembly language programming;
Computer arithmetic, including full details of floating point algorithms;
How to increase the vertical screen resolution to 512 pixels with no hardware modifications;
An intelligent desassembler that can work out the areas of a program that are data.
The BBC Micro is an immensely powerful computer. And its potential for assisting in education is enormous. But the means of tapping that potential are not immediately obvious.
In this detailed work, experienced teacher Don Thorpe discusses the role the BBC Microcomputer could occupy in your teaching activitives. He compare its possibilties with those of other, more traditional, teaching aids, and outline specific areas of application in which the cmoputer has no rival.