Zeno is a programming language named after the philosopher Zeno of Elea. The Zeno language is an easy to learn, user friendly, high level, computer programming language. It is more like natural English than most other computer languages and this makes a Zeno program both easy to write and easy to understand. No prior programming experience is required. Zeno is generic in the sense that it contains most of the essential elements used in other languages. If you already know how to program in another language, this one should be easy for you to master.

The Zeno Interpreter was designed for use in the MS Windows 95 and later operating systems. The interpreter, with its built-in debugging tools, will allow you to learn good programming techniques. Included with the interpreter is an editor and an on-line language reference program. Together, these create an environment for you to learn to program in Zeno.

The Zeno Interpreter is SHAREWARE. The demonstration version may be freely distributed.

- Programmer's Guide to the Zeno Interpreter
- Download version 1.3
- Version 1.3 Portable Application Description file

- Evaluation of Determinants using Minors and Cofactors
- Center and Radius of a Circle from Three Points
- Center and Radius of a Sphere from Four Points
- Large factorial numbers
- π Spigot
- Prime numbers
- Sieve of Eratosthenes
- Base conversion
- Computing the date of Easter
- Euclid's algorithm for greatest common denominator
- Exact solutions of cubic polynomial equations
- Permutation Generator
- Production of magic squares
- Operations on magic squares
- Generating perfect mazes with depth first search
- Approximation of irrational numbers
- Solving polynomial equations with the Lin-Bairstow method
- Quick Sort
- Digit generator for the base of the natural logarithms
- Roman Numeral Conversion Functions
- Solving equations with the Newton-Raphson method
- Computing Great Circle Distance
- Using Reverse Polish (Postfix) Notation
- Calculating Sidereal Time
- Lunar Phase Computation
- Perpetual Calendar Calculator
- Complex number raised to a complex power
- Coordinate conversion: celestial to horizon
- Computing planet positions using mean orbital elements
- Numerical integration using Simpson's Rule
- Interpolation using Bessel's formula
- Finding a General Conic Equation given 5 points
- Analysis of conic sections

- Converted to freeware.

The Zeno distribution package consists of the Zeno interpreter, an on-line help file, several sample programs, and a few information text files. These should be copied into one subdirectory of your choice. The program assumes that the executable and on-line help files are in a subdirectory of the directory you chose for Zeno. All program files are in the same directory.

To install the Zeno Interpreter from a CD or floppy disk: Open Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. Click Add New Programs, and then click CD or Floppy. Follow the instructions on your screen.

To install the Zeno Interpreter from a zip file: Unzip the file to a temporary directory. In the temporary directory, click on the file named setup.exe. Follow the instructions on your screen.

To remove the Zeno Interpreter from your computer: Open Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. Select __Zeno Interpreter__ from the list, and then click Add/Remove. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Zeno Interpreter, version 1.3 is FREEWARE. It may be freely distributed.

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