HP 2000 TSB and FORTRAN
couryhouse at aol.com
Fri Nov 19 02:35:41 CST 2021
David Yes, our hp 2000 had it that we ct at Computer Exchange in phx.
a FORTRAN that was written in Basic indeed! it was an add on not something that came with the hp timeshare system you had to procure from OMSI. I have some old store tapes that should have the OMSI FORTRAN in a000 where we kept it. but no way currently to get it off a we do not have a tape drive on a 2000 system.... there is fake 200 that runs on the pc as an emulator but heh! no tape drive and due to old company files and sp,e of ,my personal files i would NOT loan the tape out. we had a massive bbs system that ran on the 2000 also you could configure 100 separate bbs boards with their own owners and set ups amazing at the time. plus an online chat system with many levels of powers and super powers on it. there was also a powerful email system a voting and polling system and more.. this also went over to the hp 3000 and we enhanced it even further ok I will quit rambling ... If we ever get a way to read tapes for the 2000 and 3000 i will be able to get these back on line as well as extract the OMSI FORTRAN if you are not going to keep the manual we would love it for the SMECC museum's HP section in our Museum Project here in AZ. i can be reached at couryhouse at aol.com
In a message dated 11/19/2021 12:28:20 AM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk at classiccmp.org writes:
Like many, I used an HP 2000 TSB system in high school to first learn about programming. Wanting to learn more than just BASIC, I soon discovered there was a program on the system that let you write and run FORTRAN programs. All these years later I can't remember anything more than that and haven't seen anything more on it since then until recently. While clearing out my storage space I came across an old binder with a photocopy of a manual. Looking though it I soon realized it was from my high school computer class and described the system for running FORTRAN. So now I have a name at least and a copy of a manual, but haven't yet found anything more and hope that someone here might be able to shine some light and supply more about it. The manual says it was known as OSMI 2000 FORTRAN and was a "series of programs written in the BASIC language which run short FORTRAN programs" on an HP 2000 BASIC system. Anyone heard of this before? Thanks. David Williamswww.trailingedge.com
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