This book has been written to provide a supplementary resource for learning BASIC programming on the "Atari Personal Computer. " Short programs and learning exercises are intended to motivate and stimulate learning of Atari BASIC programming. "Hands On" interaction with a computer is essential.
Some programs in this book use sophisticated programming techniques, while others are written using simple Atari BASIC statements. Many of these programs are appropriate for beginners as well as experienced computer users. It is recommended that the user of this book has an elementary knowledge of BASIC programming, and an Atari Basic Reference Manual available.
Though many routines provided will be useful, it is not the intention of the author to provide a book of finished software products. The routines can be adapted as subroutines to other programs, or expanded to meet the needs of the programmer. The programs in this book will work properly on either an Atari 800 or an Atari 400 computer. 16K of memory is required for some of the routines.
It is hoped that this book will provide the motivation to grow in BASIC programming of the "Atari Personal Computer. " Much has been learned in the process of writing it.