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Altair BASIC was an interpreter for the BASIC programming language that ran on the MITS Altair 8800 and subsequent S-100 bus computers.
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ASCII, abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character-encoding scheme (the IANA prefers the name US-ASCII).
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BASIC (an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.
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In computing and electronic systems, binary-coded decimal (BCD) is a class of binary encodings of decimal numbers where each decimal digit is represented by a fixed number of bits, usually four or eight.
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The BIOS (an acronym for Basic Input/Output System and also known as the System BIOS, ROM BIOS or PC BIOS) is a type of firmware used to perform hardware initialization during the booting process (power-on startup) on IBM PC compatible computers, and to provide runtime services for operating systems and programs.
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Bytecode, also known as p-code (portable code), is a form of instruction set designed for efficient execution by a software interpreter.
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Chain loading is a method used by computer programs to replace the currently executing program with a new program, using a common data area, to pass information from the current program to the new program.
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A compiler is a computer program (or a set of programs) that transforms source code written in a programming language (the source language) into another computer language (the target language), with the latter often having a binary form known as object code.
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A complex number is a number that can be expressed in the form, where and are real numbers and is the imaginary unit, that satisfies the equation.
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Computer graphics are pictures and movies created using computers - usually referring to image data created by a computer specifically with help from specialized graphical hardware and software.
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In computing, multitasking is a concept of performing multiple tasks (also known as processes) over a certain period of time by executing them concurrently.
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A computer terminal is an electronic or electromechanical hardware device that is used for entering data into, and displaying data from, a computer or a computing system.
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CP/M, short for Control Program for Microcomputers, was a mass-market operating system created for Intel 8080/85-based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc.
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Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs) and metropolitan area networks (MANs).
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In computing, floating point is the formulaic representation which approximates a real number so as to support a trade-off between range and precision.
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A floating-point unit (FPU, colloquially a math coprocessor) is a part of a computer system specially designed to carry out operations on floating point numbers.
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GOSUB is a command in many versions of the BASIC computer programming language.
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Goto (goto, GOTO, GO TO or other case combinations, depending on the programming language) is a statement found in many computer programming languages.
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GW-BASIC is a dialect of the BASIC programming language developed by Microsoft from BASICA, originally for Compaq.
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Home computers were a class of microcomputers (almost all 8-bit) entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.
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The IBM Personal Computer Basic, commonly shortened to IBM BASIC, is a programming language first released by IBM with the IBM Personal Computer (model 5150) in 1981.
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An infinite loop (also known as an endless loop or unproductive loop) is a sequence of instructions in a computer program which loops endlessly, either due to the loop having no terminating condition, having one that can never be met, or one that causes the loop to start over.
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In computer science, an interpreter is a computer program that directly executes, i.e. performs, instructions written in a programming or scripting language, without previously compiling them into a machine language program.
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Not to be confused with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, commonly abbreviated as "ISIS" ISIS (Intel System Implementation Supervisor) is an Operating System, created by Intel for their Intel Microprocessor Development System around 1976, and adopted as ISIS-II for systems with floppy drives.
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Machine code or machine language is a set of instructions executed directly by a computer's central processing unit (CPU).
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In mathematics, a matrix (plural matrices) is a rectangular array—of numbers, symbols, or expressions, arranged in rows and columns—that is interpreted and manipulated in certain prescribed ways.
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Memory protection is a way to control memory access rights on a computer, and is a part of most modern operating systems.
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Microchip Technology is an American manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors.
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Microsoft BASIC is the foundation product of the Microsoft company.
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In computing, Microsoft Binary Format (MBF) was a format for floating point numbers used in Microsoft's BASIC language products including MBASIC, GW-BASIC and QuickBasic prior to version 4.00.
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MSX is the name of a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983.
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MSX BASIC is a dialect of the BASIC programming language.
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The Osborne 1 was the first commercially successful portable microcomputer, released on April 3, 1981 by Osborne Computer Corporation.
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In computing, PEEK is a BASIC programming language extension used for reading the contents of a memory cell at a specified address.
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PIC is a family of modified Harvard architecture microcontrollers made by Microchip Technology, derived from the PIC1650"PICmicro Family Tree", PIC16F Seminar Presentation http://www.microchip.com.tw/PDF/2004_spring/PIC16F%20seminar%20presentation.pdf originally developed by General Instrument's Microelectronics Division.
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A pseudorandom number generator (PRNG), also known as a deterministic random bit generator (DRBG), is an algorithm for generating a sequence of numbers whose properties approximate the properties of sequences of random numbers.
Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage.
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In computing, a serial port is a serial communication physical interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time (in contrast to a parallel port).
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Spaghetti code is a pejorative phrase for source code that has a complex and tangled control structure, especially one using many GOTO statements, exceptions, threads, or other "unstructured" branching constructs.
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Structured programming is a programming paradigm aimed at improving the clarity, quality, and development time of a computer program by making extensive use of subroutines, block structures and for and while loops—in contrast to using simple tests and jumps such as the goto statement which could lead to "spaghetti code" which is difficult both to follow and to maintain.
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A type-in program, type-in game or just type-in, is a computer program listing printed in a computer magazine or book, meant to be typed in on the computer's keyboard by the reader in order to run the program.
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A users' group (also user's group or user group) is a type of club focused on the use of a particular technology, usually (but not always) computer-related.
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