DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-82 STATS
|Date of introduction:||July 2004||Display technology:||LCD dot matrix|
|New price:||Display size:||8 * 16 characters|
|Size:||7.2" x 3.2" x 0.85"|
|Weight:||5.6 ounces||Serial No:||2011005785|
|Batteries:||4*AAA + CR1620 (35mA)||Date of manufacture:||mth 03 year 2004|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China|
|Precision:||14||Integrated circuits:|| CPU: Toshiba T6C79
Display: Toshiba T6A04
|Program steps:||28k Bytes||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Texas Instruments introduced in France mid of 2004 the stylish TI-82 STATS. At first glance it looks identical to the TI-82 Parcus available since 2001. The blue tone of the housing looks more valuable than the original dark grey housing from the TI-82 series but the overall design is still behind the TI-73 or TI-83 Plus graphing calculators. Main advantage of the housing is a neat access to the batteries with a sliding cover.
Since 2006 the TI-82 STATS is available in more European countries, we noticed it in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
Dismantling the TI-82 STATS reveals a printed circuit board (PCB) 100% identical with the TI-82 Parcus. The only real difference seems to be the enhanced Statistics Menu burned into the software of the calculator.
Comparing the TI-82 STATS with the TI-82 Parcus reveals some major improvements:
|• Additional statistics features to the TI-82: unlimited
numbers of named lists with
up to 999 elements, automatic creation of the residual list in the Y=editor, use
any numbers as frequencies to calculate common statistical measures.
• Multiple graph styles.
• Interactive graphical analysis including numerical derivatives and integrals.
• Up to 10 matrices.
• Inferential statistics, probability distributions.
• Complex numbers.
• Interactive Time / Value / Money solver.
These specifications look very familiar to us – they are 100% identical with the TI-83 introduced in 1996 as an upgraded version of the TI-82. The last incarnation of the TI-83, the TI-83 Parcus introduced in 2000 and available only for about 2 years, sports even the same operating system known as ROM version 1.10001.
We prepared together with fellow collector Xavier Andréani a comprehensive comparison of entry level graphing calculators, to shed some light on the different specifications of the TI-82 and TI-83 / TI-83 Plus based products.
Please notice on the screen shot on the featured calculator that the menus are in English language. Texas Instruments introduced in 2005 with the TI-Collège the first calculator with keys, notations and even the menus in French to simplify the use by younger students. Almost one year later with the TI-82 Stats.fr a Graphing calculator was nationalized.
A serial port of the calculators allows the connection to the Calculator-Based
Laboratory system CBL, its successor CBL
2, the Calculator-Based Ranger CBR and its successor CBR
You can check the ROM version of your TI-82
STATS using the following key sequence and reading the number on your screen:
[MODE] [ALPHA] [S]
Information provided by ticalc.org
and Xavier Andréani.
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© Joerg Woerner, April 30, 2004. No reprints without written permission.