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NSpire Operating System Update 1.4 is Here!

Written on 09/15/2008 by Andrew | 0 comments

The TI NSpire is the newest calculator from Texas Instruments, and OS version 1.4 is now available for download.

Among bug fixes, and some update to programming functions, TI has added in some new data collection features.

Pie and Bar Graphs

Pie Charts on TI NSpirePie charts are now able to be generated in the data/statistics application. Pie charts, as well as bar charts, can be created by forcing either the “X” or “Y” variables to be categorically displayed. This is a completely new feature for the TI NSpire, while previously, only histograms were accessible.

Smooth Transitions

New to version 1.4 is smooth transitioning of the graph points. While changing plot types, the dots will “glide” over to their destination, instead of just reappearing.

EasyLink and Go! Link Compatibility

In the new operating system, you may now connect Vernier EasyLink and Go! Link data collection modules to the TI NSpire, and receive data for your graphs and plots.

Slider Bars

Slider Bars on TI NSpireNo longer do you have to deal with entering numbers, thanks to the new sliders that are integrated into OS 1.4. These sliders can be placed anywhere on a graph, and allow you to change variable values on the fly. The knob on the screen shot to the right can be dragged to either the left or right, changing the curve of the non-linear line.

Compatibly with Mac OSX

Previously, the TI NSpire was only compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista. Now, Mac OSX users can get in on the fun with the new link software and OS compatibility updates.

Screenshots

All of these screen shots have been taken by the TI NSpire Computer Link software, which was connected to my TI NSpire. Most of documents open in the screen shots are included with the OS upgrade as examples.


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