Author Topic: Birthday Plots  (Read 804 times)

guest4287

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Birthday Plots
« on: March 03, 2012, 17:14:44 PM »
Dear all;
I originally posted this puzzle on WoS and was treated to several very bright people assisting me. Basically I stumbled across an obscure piece of Basic that intrigued me.

The listing attached is from a mid-seventies mathematics convention and was written on a HP9830. In effect somebody enters a numeric date and the computer prints a rather random string-art type pattern.

This is an image from the original program: http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc3/showpage.php?page=188

I asked the big brains at WoS to convert the code to Sinclair Basic which they managed with great aplomb.

I was wondering, if anybody out there was able to do this for other systems? I am intrigued to see this piece of code running on a C64, BBC B and an Atari. Anybody able to help?  I have attached the original and Sinclair Basic code to this message.

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Re: Birthday Plots
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 19:41:11 PM »
Clever stuff fella, sadly i can not do as you asked though.
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Re: Birthday Plots
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 20:08:21 PM »
I was bloody good with BBC Basic when I was a kid, not used it since though.

I am still quite warm to Speccy Basic though!

 

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