S2E09 Atari Statistics I – Supplement

This episode features Statistics I, originally released in 1980 by Atari.

Podcast: Download

Box and Supplement Scans

Scan of the manual cover:

Atari Statistics I Manual Cover

 

Scan of the front of the box (bad scan, not mine):

Atari Statistics I Box Front

 

Scan of the back of the box (bad scan, not mine):

Atari Statistics I Box Back

 

Statistics I in Action

Boot into BASIC.  Load from cassette and run or load from disk if you have converted it to disk:

Atari Statistics I Boot Run

 

Main Menu:

Atari Statistics I Main Menu

 

Option A – Input New Database

If you have data already entered, you are prompted to erase it:

Atari Statistics I New Destroy

 

Enter the data, one data point at a time:

Atari Statistics I New Input

 

Invalid input message:

Atari Statistics I Bad Input

 

Select the data point to edit:

Atari Statistics I Edit 1

 

Once an edit starts, the screen changes color:

Atari Statistics I Edit 2

 

Option C – Save Database

Give it a name (disk):

Atari Statistics I Save 1

Atari Statistics I Save 2

 

Option D – Load Database

Specify the name (disk):

Atari Statistics I Load 1

Atari Statistics I Load 2

 

Option E – Process Data

Processing the data involves 6 phases:

Atari Statistics I Process 1

Atari Statistics I Process 2

Atari Statistics I Process 3

Atari Statistics I Process 4

Atari Statistics I Process 5

Atari Statistics I Process 6

 

The results are displayed:

Atari Statistics I Process 7

 

Option F – Print Data Points

Nothing spectacular to see here:

Atari Statistics I Print 1

 

Option G – Return to BASIC

Atari Statistics I Boot 1

 

Files

Contents

Statistics I uses Atari DOS 2.0.  The contents of the disk can be seen in this screenshot:

The files are:

  • STATISTI.BAS is the main program.
  • CUSTOMER is a sample database.
  • CUSTNEW is a sample database.
  • CALTEMPS is a sample database.

Atari Statistics I Files

 

Printing

General statistics (Inverse ATASCII Season 1 Episode Size):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/s2e09-prt-5-process-7.pdf

List data points (Inverse ATASCII Season 1 Episode Size):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/s2e09-prt-6-print-1.pdf

General statistics (Inverse ATASCII Season 1 Episode Length):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/s2e09-prt-6-print-2.pdf

Instructions

Available from several sources on-line.

Show Links:

 

Bit Rating 6

Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.
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