This book is a complete guide to Atari BASIC and takes the reader from beginning concepts, such as entering data and obtaining output, to more advanced topics, such as numeric and string arrays, sequential and random-access files, sound generation, and the use of either tape or disk. Both low- resolution and high-resolution graphics are discussed.
The approach of this book is simple and direct. Start with short computer programs, master them quickly, add a new command, and watch as the desired effect on the program is created and illustrated. Move on to another capability. Test your knowledge with the various problem sections.
Programmer's Corner sections at the end of each chapter focus on special Atari features or advanced programming ideas. The book also includes a handy program index and solutions to all even-numbered problems.