Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 19 / DECEMBER 1981 / PAGE 184

Six New SuperPET Books Now Available From Commodore

Valley Forge, PA, October 5, 1981 — Commodore Business Machines, Inc., has announced the availability of six new reference books to be used with its SuperPET "micro-mainframe-style" computer. The books are provided with the SuperPET system, but can also be purchased separately.

The SuperPET, which is Commodore's latest product addition, offers expanded capabilities by providing 96K RAM, an additional microprocessor, five languages, and a standard data communications interface.

The books include a System Overview of the SuperPET, and one book for each of the five languages available with the product—Waterloo microAPL, Waterloo microBASIC, Waterloo microFORTRAN, Waterloo microPASCAL, and Waterloo 6809 Assembler.

The System Overview book provides an introduction to the hardware of the SuperPET, an overview of the Waterloo software for the computer, and various descriptions that apply to the Waterloo software systems in general. The book retails for $5.95.

The Waterloo microAPL book, which retails for $9.95, is a tutorial introduction to the language, as well as a comprehensive reference manual.

The reference series also includes a Waterloo microBASIC book, which is divided into four parts: an introduction to the general characteristics of the system; a comprehensive reference guide describing the command language; an additional reference guide describing the programming language; and appendices containing summaries of both command and programming languages, as well as describing use of files with Waterloo microBASIC. It retails for $10.95.

The Waterloo microPascal book, also retailing for $10.95, features a tutorial introduction of Pascal language, and a reference manual defining the language.

The Waterloo microFORTRAN book is also divided into tutorial and reference sections, and retails for $10.95.

The final book in the series, pertaining to the Waterloo 6809 Assembler, describes the 6809 Assembler, Linker, and Monitor systems. It contains all the details necessary to develop and debug programs written in the 6809 assembly language for the Super-PET. Retail price is $10.95.

An additional book for COBOL will be available in the first quarter of 1982. These books may be ordered through Commodore dealers nationwide.