dancing mouse Mouse, the Language dancing mouse

Last changed on Saturday, December 21, 2019

Mouse is a tiny stacked-based language created by Peter Grogono in 1979. His book, "MOUSE: A LANGUAGE FOR microcomputers" (PETROCELLI BOOKS, INC.) is the definitive reference on this language.

This tutorial should give you enough information so you can write and run programs in this very interesting language.

Note: The following is what I do to get into my development environment. I use Peter Schorn's Altair 8800 (Z80) simulator.


login as: primepzl

primepzl@november.he.net's password:

Last login: Sat Dec 21 02:36:30 2019 from

primepzl@november:~$ cd public_html/linux/

primepzl@november:~/public_html/linux$ ./altairz80l64

Altair 8800 (Z80) simulator V4.0-0 Beta        git commit id:     2203

sim> do nzcom

nzcom 10/21/17

64K CP/M Version 2.2 (SIMH ALTAIR 8800, BIOS V1.25, 2 HD, 15-Jan-07)


NZBLITZ loader vers 1.5




Run the Mouse interpreter by typing 


MOUSE, Peter Grogono, 1983; Lee Bradley, 2007
Enter Mouse program's name : hello.mse
Hello, World!

Congratulations! You have just run the classic "Hello, World!" program in Mouse!

To quit the emulator, type