S3E02 Synapse SynTrend (SynStat, SynGraph) – Supplement

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This episode features SynTrend, originally released in 1983, and again in 1985 by Synapse.  SynTrend is comprised of two titles, SynStat and SynGraph.

Box and Supplement Scans

Scan of the front of the box:

SynTrend Box Front

 

Scan of the back of the box:

SynTrend Box Back

 

SynStat in Action

At boot …

SynStat Boot Splash

 

Main Menu:

SynStat Main Menu

 

Manipulate Data

The menu:

SynStat Manipulate Menu

 

Edit

The loading screens from the 1983 version:

SynStat Edit 1 83

SynStat Edit 2 83

 

The loading screens from the 1985 version (in a different text mode, and does not offer the additional informative text after the actual disk load is complete):

SynStat Edit 1 85

 

The editor has a spreadsheet type entry (ENTRY mode).  Press ESC for the menu:

SynStat Edit 3

 

Editor menu:

SynStat Edit 4

 

Command menu options:

SynStat Edit 5

 

After data has been loaded from a file:

SynStat Edit 5

 

Label mode allows changing of the column labels:

SynStat Edit 6

 

Save File

Change the drive number with SELECT.  Use RETURN to continue:

SynStat Edit 7

 

Enter the file name:

SynStat Edit 7 2

 

Wait for it to write the file:

SynStat Edit 7 3

 

Define command

Using the DEFINE menu option with data already loaded:

SynStat Edit 8

 

Selecting the number of columns:

SynStat Define 2

 

Math commands

The math command sub menu:

SynStat Math

 

LN (Logarithm) of a Column:

SynStat Edit 11

 

Using FORMAT option:

SynStat Edit 13 1

SynStat Format 2

 

Load File

Use SELECT to change the drive number.  Use RETURN to continue:

SynStat Load 1

 

Entering the filename.  Why no directory or file picker?

SynStat Load 2

 

RETURN

Returning to the main program menu.  It must be reloaded from disk:

SynStat RETURN 1

 

Whoops!  Wrong disk inserted:

SynStat Return 2

 

Format

You can only format a disk in drive 1:

SynStat Format Menu

s3e02-ss-stat-3-format-2

 

Subtle reminder to put program disk back in after formatting.  Notice top line of screen:

SynStat Format 3

 

DIF To SynStat

Follow the prompts.  This works like SynStat To DIF:

SynStat DIF From

 

SynStat to DIF

Follow the prompts:

SynStat Dif To 1

SynStat Dif To 2

SynStat Dif To 3

SynStat Dif To 4

 

Analyze Data

Loading the Analyze Data module:

SynStat AD Load

 

Describe

Choose the file:

SynStat AD Select 1

 

Choose the data:

SynStat AD Select 2

 

Loading:

SynStat AD Select 3

SynStat AD Select 4

 

Processing:

SynStat AD Select 5

 

Descriptive Results

SynStat AD Results 1

 

Regression

Choose the file:

SynStat AR Select 1

SynStat AR Select 2

 

Choosing independent variable:

SynStat AR Select 4

 

Error encountered:

SynStat AR Select 3 Err

 

Choosing dependent variable:

SynStat AR Select 3

 

Regression Results

SynStat AR Result 1

SynStat AR Result 2

SynStat AR Result 3

SynStat AR Result 4

SynStat AR Result 5

 

SynGraph in Action

Main Menu:

SynGraph Menu

 

Edit Data

Put the data disk in the drive:

SynGraph Edit 1

 

Select the data file:

SynGraph Edit 2

 

Editing the data points:

SynGraph Edit 3

 

Create

Select the CREATE option to create a data set if none exist on disk:

SynGraph Edit Create 1

 

Editing the data points:

SynGraph Edit Create 2

 

 

View Graph

Select the data disk:

SynGraph View 1

 

Choose the previous graph to view:

SynGraph View 2

 

Graph Data

Graph type menu:

SynGraph Graph Menu

 

Bar Graph

Creation:

SynGraph Bar 1

SynGraph Bar 2

SynGraph Bar 3

SynGraph Bar 4

 

Season 1 results:

SynGraph Bar 5 1

 

Season 2 results:

SynGraph Bar 5 2

 

Line Graph

Creation:

SynGraph Line 1

SynGraph Line 2

SynGraph Line 3

 

Season 1 results:

SynGraph Line 4 1

 

Season 2 results:

SynGraph Line 4 2

 

Graph Menu

The menu invoked among all graph types being demonstrated from the Line graph:

SynGraph Line 5

 

When printing, select the printer type:

SynGraph Line 6

 

When Saving, insert the data disk.  The name will either be GRAPH (if you didn’t enter one), or the name you input during graph setup:

SynGraph Line 7

 

Scatter Plot

Creation:

SynGraph Scatter 1

SynGraph Scatter 2

SynGraph Scatter 3

SynGraph Scatter 4

 

Scatter results:

SynGraph Scatter 5

 

Pie Chart

Creation:

SynGraph Pie 1

SynGraph Pie 2

 

There are a maximum of 12 slices:

SynGraph Pie 3

 

Pie Chart results:

SynGraph Pie 4

 

Files

Contents

SynTrend uses Atari DOS 2.0 compatible disk format.  The contents of a disk can be seen in this screenshot:

s3e02-ss-files-01

 

The files are:

  • DAT files are data files.
  • IDX files are index files for the data.
  • DIF files are Data Interchange Format files.
  • SCR files are previously plotted graphs.

 

Printing

SynStat Analysis – Regression:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-statanal-s1-regres-1.pdf

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-statanal-s1-regres-2.pdf

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-statanal-s1-regres-3.pdf

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-statanal-s1-regres-4.pdf

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-statanal-s1-regres-5.pdf

SynStat Analysis – Descriptive:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-statanal-s1-descript.pdf

SynGraph – Bar Chart:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-graph-bar-s1.pdf

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-graph-bar-s2.pdf

SynGraph – Line Graph:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-graph-line-s1.pdf

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-graph-line-s2.pdf

SynGraph – Pie Chart:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-graph-pie-s1.pdf

SynGraph – Scatter Plot:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/s3e02-prt-graph-scat.pdf

 

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Bit Rating 8

 

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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