# My First Apple Basic Software

The code is really simple, but i've had a lot of fun righting it and saving it via ZTerm on my Mac.

The application is a 4 band Resistor Code "reader", i haven't put in error checks for the inputs, so, if you input a wrong color text, the output would give a wrong value.

Well, it's only the first "version".

here's the code:

1 DIM F$(10)

2 DIM S$(10)

3 DIM T$(10)

4 DIM Z$(

10 PRINT "THE RESISTOR CALCULATOR"

11 PRINT " --- 4 BAND CODE ---

15 PRINT " CREATED BY ITALIAN APPLE "

16 PRINT " FOR THE APPLE I"

17 PRINT ""

18 PRINT ""

20 PRINT "CHOSE YOUR OPTION"

21 PRINT ""

25 PRINT "1 - CALCULATE A NEW RESISTOR"

35 PRINT "2 - EXIT"

36 PRINT ""

40 INPUT "PICK A NUMBER ",N

45 IF N=1 THEN GOTO 100

55 IF N=2 THEN GOTO 1120

56 IF N<>1 THEN GOTO 40

57 IF N<>2 THEN GOTO 40

60 PRINT ""

65 PRINT ""

100 PRINT "READ THE COLORS OF THE RESISTOR"

101 PRINT "FROM LEFT TO RIGHT"

103 PRINT ""

110 PRINT "COLOR N.1 ---[/// /]--- COLOR N.4"

120 PRINT " "

121 INPUT "INPUT COLOR N.1= ",F$

122 INPUT "INPUT COLOR N.2= " ,S$

123 INPUT "INPUT COLOR N.3= " ,T$

124 INPUT "INPUT COLOR N.4= " ,Z$

140 IF F$="BLACK" THEN F$="0."

145 IF F$="BROWN" THEN F$="1"

150 IF F$="RED" THEN F$="2"

155 IF F$="ORANGE" THEN F$="3"

160 IF F$="YELLOW" THEN F$="4"

165 IF F$="GREEN" THEN F$="5"

170 IF F$="BLUE" THEN F$="6"

175 IF F$="VIOLET" THEN F$="7"

180 IF F$="GREY" THEN F$="8"

185 IF F$="WHITE" THEN F$="9"

200 IF S$="BLACK" THEN S$="0"

210 IF S$="BROWN" THEN S$="1"

220 IF S$="RED" THEN S$="2"

230 IF S$="ORANGE" THEN S$="3"

240 IF S$="YELLOW" THEN S$="4"

250 IF S$="GREEN" THEN S$="5"

260 IF S$="BLUE" THEN S$="6"

270 IF S$="VIOLET" THEN S$="7"

280 IF S$="GREY" THEN S$="8"

290 IF S$="WHITE" THEN S$="9"

295 IF T$="BLACK" THEN T$=""

300 IF T$="BROWN" THEN T$="0"

310 IF T$="RED" THEN T$="00"

320 IF T$="ORANGE" THEN T$="000"

330 IF T$="YELLOW" THEN T$="0000"

340 IF T$="GREEN" THEN T$="00000"

350 IF T$="BLUE" THEN T$="000000"

360 IF T$="VIOLET" THEN T$="0000000"

370 IF T$="GREY" THEN T$="00000000"

380 IF T$="WHITE" THEN T$="000000000"

400 IF Z$="GOLD" THEN Z$="5%"

410 IF Z$="SILVER" THEN Z$="10%"

420 PRINT ""

980 PRINT ""

990 PRINT "YOUR RESISTOR VALUE IS:"

995 PRINT ""

1000 PRINT F$;S$;T$;" OHMS TOLERANCE ";Z$;

1010 PRINT ""

1011 PRINT ""

1100 INPUT "ANOTHER RESISTOR [Y/N]", W$

1101 PRINT ""

1110 IF W$="Y" THEN GOTO 121

1111 PRINT ""

1120 PRINT "BYE BYE"

1130 END

nice, simple and to the point. makes me remember my old days of messing around on my commodores... (LONG TIME commodore user, PET, VIC-20, C64, C128, A500, A2000) [still use the C64 and the A500]

also though i noticed a problem on line 11.

you had typed:

11 PRINT " --- 4 BAND CODE ---

which leaves the print statement open. i dont know how apple basic handles that, maybe its not a problem... but you should edit your post to include the closing quote mark. i.e.:

11 PRINT " --- 4 BAND CODE ---"

BASIC used to be TONS of fun. I really should do some programming on my old machines again. Once again, very nice.

enjoy,

Bill

a cut & paste issue

Thanks !

IA

My line 4 of the code has a bit of sun on his face ,

i did not think about the "smiles" on the forum, the DIM was an 8, but you can put a 10 too.

4 DIM Z$(10)

Sorry.

IA.