TI-Voyage 200 Review
By Tech Powered Dad | January 11, 2011
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Probably the most powerful graphing calculator on the market today is the TI-Voyage 200. The TI-Voyage is the phoenix born from the ashes of the TI-92. After a nice run by the TI-92, Texas Instruments decided it needed a makeover. So it slimmed it down, upped the processing power, gave it a stylish new case, and designed it to run on lighter AAA batteries instead of AA’s, and, Presto!, the TI-Voyage had arrived.
The Voyage is the ultimate geek/prodigy toy, and I wanted to take some time to give it a thorough review. I’ve been a fan for years because there’s just nothing else like it on the market. From a CAS to QWERTY keyboard to 3D graphing, this calculator is packed with power.
Who is the TI-Voyage 200 designed for?
Power users. If you need a top of the line graphing calculator with every possible bell and whistle, look no further. TI-Voyage users tend to be students who like to take their math explorations further. Parents sometimes give it as a gift to encourage the prodigy math student. They are popular among college math professors and those that like to program their graphing calculators. The Voyage is actually so powerful that it’s been banned from virtually every standardized test, but hey, you wouldn’t get an indy car and expect to get to drive it down the freeway either, right?
Why do I recommend the TI-Voyage 200?
I love it’s power set of features. First off, the full QWERTY keyboard is virtually unheard of in the graphing calculator world–no hunting around for the alpha key here. You can just type in letters as needed. It’s really nice that those letter keys can be used as variables as needed. Surprisingly, on a lot of graphing calculators, there are two “X” keys, one for the letter x and one for the variable x. You don’t have to mess with that on the Voyage.
Second, there’s the CAS. The Voyage has a very nice, easy to use, Computer Algebra System. This means it can solve equations, factor, simplify trig expressions, and much more. The drop down menu system makes it easy to do.
I also am a big fan of the app system. Long before the iPhone and Android, the TI-Voyage had an app system with graphical icons representing apps. Most of these apps are available free on the Texas Instruments website.
Of course, no top of the line calculator would be complete without 3D graphing, and the TI-Voyage delivers. When it comes to rotating your 3D graph to inspect it from various viewpoints, the TI-Voyage renders it smoothly and quickly.
Bottom line TI-Voyage 200 review:
If you’re a math geek who has a love for technology, enjoys showing off your gadgets, or plans to spend your afternoons programming your calculator, the TI-Voyage is the way to go. This has been TI’s most powerful calculator for almost a decade, and it’s just a valuable today as the day it was released.
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Voyage 200 (also V200 and Voyage 200 PLT ) was released in 2002, being the replacement for the TI-92 Plus, with its only hardware upgrade over that calculator being an increase in the amount of flash memory available (2.7 megabytes for the Voyage 200 vs. 702 kilobytes for the TI-92 Plus). It also features a somewhat smaller and more rounded case design.
Like its predecessor, Voyage 200 is an advanced calculator that supports plotting multiple functions on the same graph, parametric, polar, 3D, and differential equation graphing as well as sequence representations. Its symbolic calculation system is based on a trimmed version of the calculation software Derive . In addition to its algebra and calculus capabilities, the Voyage 200 is packaged with list, spreadsheet, and data processing applications and can perform curve fitting to a number of standard functions and other statistical analysis operations. The calculator can also run most programs written for the TI-89 and TI-92 as well as programs specifically written for it. A large number of applications, ranging from games to interactive periodic tables can be found online.
The V200 is easily mistaken for a PDA or a small computer because of its massive enclosure and its full QWERTY keyboard — a feature which disqualifies the calculator for use in many tests and examinations, including the American ACT and SAT. [ citation needed ] The TI-89 Titanium offers exactly the same functionality in a smaller format that is also legal on the SAT test, but not the ACT test.
» IR Link The IR Link allows you to control infrared devices from your calculator or communicate with other calculators (to play games or chat) over a wireless connection.
» Link Cables Link cables let you transfer data files (such as programs) between your calculator and your computer.
» Xpand The Voyage 200 has 2.7 MB of flash memory, but only 1 MB is available for the user as archive space. With Xpand by Olivier Armand , all of it can now be used as archive memory. Xpand patches your operating system to allow full usage of the flash without interfering with the ability to install flash applications.
BASIC programming on the Voyage 200 is nearly identical to that of the 89, 92, and 92 Plus.
» Tutorials at TI-Freakware » TI-Basic Developer
Assembly language programming capability is built into the Voyage 200. Most assembly programs that work for the 92 Plus will also work with the Voyage 200.
For software development, we recommend GCC4TI .
Several emulators are available to let you simulate TI calculators on your computer. To learn how to download a ROM image from your calculator, see our Emulators page.
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Cp Vs Ti 89 Titanium And Voyage 200
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flash memory (4MB)
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Some time ago the Jaime Meza site created a confusion about the "classpad plus", look in that site . Its a design of how jaime would like the buttons on the classpad, and like its in spanish, some people tought it was a new CP model . @Alvarado: if you want to read some things about the classpad look into my site, the URL is in my signature . I had watching your user data and i like electronics too, and my birthday is 18 days after your birthdate (same year). If you want, download the classpad manager student version, you can try some capabilities of the classpad and use some basic programs.
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This idea may seems very funy: I like that I could connect a mouse to CP usb port. @Softcalc: Do you that CASIO would release a new CP with more efficient keyboard?
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What about a network connection to the Internet? For that matter, why not make the ClassPad wireless!
the only thing that really bugs me about the classpad keyboard is the (-) key... its totally worthless! now, ive been thinking (aka: obsessing) over this and I decided that it would be OK if the normal - (minus) sign and the other opperators (+/*, etc...) caused ans to be added at the start of any line they were placed first on (like the AFX). that would actually solve two anoyances at once.
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The ClassPad doesn't have a mouse driver so it can't use a mouse. Even if you could use a mouse, you don't have a mouse cursor so you wouldn't know where you were pointing . This would require a redesign of the BIOS.
You'll notice that all other Casio calculators have a special for unary negate which is different from the minus operator. The ClassPad lets you use the "-" character for both. I assume they left both keys for all the people that are familiar with the other calculators. I agree with you that it is a wasted key (when keys space is so valuable). What would have been nice is if the was smart enough to toggle the sign of something you were editing. For example... "12|" "-12|" "-12|" "+12|" "A+B|" "A-B|" "12E6|" "12E-6|" ... where | is the cursor location...
the absolute worst part is that (in BASIC) they even return the same key code... if any functionallity at all was added to it I'd feel better, but it could use a keycode of its own as well.
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If you wanna know what a little bit of the best characteristics of these calcs visit next page: www.geocities.com/jaimezacalcs/casio/TIvsCASIOclassPad300.htm In there, you ll find a guide of specs. Specially for those who want to buy a CP or TIs and need to be sure about which is most convenient to you. PD... I d buy A CP
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I simply removed my screen protector and the ClassPad is readable in normal lighting. I'm not too hard on my ClassPad so I'm not worried about using it without the protector.
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Programs vs. Applications on the TI-83+, TI-84+, TI-89, TI-92+, and Voyage 200
Both programs and applications can be run on your graphing calculator. While the term “program” and “application” are often used interchangeably when referring to computer software, there is a difference between the two on your calculator. Calculator applications are typically complex and are stored in your calculator’s archive space. Calculator programs, on the other hand, must be stored in your graphing calculator’s RAM. If you have too many programs in RAM, your calculator may crash. Therefore, it is important to archive and unarchive programs as needed to improve performance rather than leave all your calculator’s programs in RAM. One advantage of programs over applications is that you can create and edit them directly on your calculator using a language called TI-BASIC.
To run an application on your TI-83 or TI-84 Plus, press the APPS button and then select the application you want to run and press ENTER . To run a program on these devices, press the PRGM button and select the program you want to run and then press ENTER .
To run an application on your TI-89, TI-92 Plus, or Voyage 200, press the APPS button, select the application you want, and press ENTER . To run a program on these devices, press 2ND and then – (VAR-LINK), navigate to the program you want to run, press ENTER , and then you need to add a closing parenthesis ) after the text your calculator put on your home screen, otherwise you get an error. Then press ENTER again to run your program.
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