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This page is to identify and detail the differences between the TI-83 and the TI-86 graphing calculators. The sections below will detail the differences in keyboard layout, differences in keystrokes, and differences in functionality.

Menus[edit | edit source]

List menu[edit | edit source]

The LIST menu is the 2nd function on the subtraction key.

Stat menu[edit | edit source]

The Stat menu is the 2nd function on the addition key.

List Edit menu[edit | edit source]

The List Edit menu can be accessed by two different routes. From the List menu it is at F4. From the Stat menu it is at F2. The lists originally displayed are the ones that are used for the statistical calculations: xStat, yStat, and fStat.

Key locations[edit | edit source]

Curly Brackets[edit | edit source]

The curly brackets are in the LIST menu.

Comma[edit | edit source]

The comma key is left of the 4 key.

Functionality[edit | edit source]

Saving values in a variable[edit | edit source]

Pressing the STO> key on the TI-86 puts the calculator into Caps Lock mode. Since most variable names are made up of letters, this is considered handy by most TI-86 users.

List variable names[edit | edit source]

Any variable name can be used for a list. Most people avoid single letter names, for they are mostly used for numeric varables. Press the STO> key and type in the list name.

Links[edit | edit source]