Statistics with the TI-86
The TI-86 Manual, besides coming with your calculator, can be downloaded or read in a browser in
Adobe Acrobat Reader form from
Using Graphlink to Transfer Files
You can link two TI-86's and select the data types to be transmitted, including programs.
You can also
back up the entire memory of a TI-86 onto another TI-86.
To do this, you connect the calculators by the
Make sure that it is inserted securely in each calculator.
How to do this is found in
Chapter 18 of the Manual.
If you have the receiving calculator, hit
You then get the
message and the busy indicator.
This means the calculator is ready to receive a transmission.
this receive mode, press
If you get a
LINK TRANSMISSION ERROR
message, hit EXIT to get
back to the LINK menu.
If all items are transmitted successfully, you get the
If a file
comes through with the same name as one on your calculator, you will get a
Then you must select an option from the menu.
prompts you for a new name, which
you type in followed by
replaces what is presently on the calculator with the new
SKIP jumps to the next file.
cancels the rest of the transmission.
To transmit files to another calculator, hit
You will primarily transmit
) and lists (hit
You could also choose
choose, arrow down through the list of file names, hitting
each time you are in front of one you
want to send.
To send all in the list, just hit
To deselect all, hit
Once all have been
selected, making sure the other calculator is in receive mode, hit
Installing the Inferential Statistics and Distribution Features
These features are installed by means of assembly language.
This will give the TI-86 statistical features
similar to the TI-83+.
By using graphlink, transfer the program
to your calculator. The
receiving calculator should hit
The sending calculator should hit
You will see a screen similar to that of Figure 1.
Down arrow until the cursor is in front of
, then hit
This should transmit the program.
Once that is done, hit
Then use the up and down arrows to move the cursor to a position in front of
- see Figure 2 - and press
Then hit the
key, followed by
in the bottom menu line (you may need to hit the
key one or more
times to do this – See Figure 3) and select it by hitting the appropriate button.
get a message saying that some things will be overwritten.
That is probably harmless for us, so hit
Once you get the message
, you can hit the
key to clear the screen.
point, you can now find the new