[PD] installing pd mac osx
stffn at dibidut.dk
Fri Feb 2 14:42:41 CET 2007
On 02/02/2007, at 13.35, paco + reme wrote:
> thanks Derek, Steffen
> i have installed pd-0.39.2 and i´m starting to read help : html &
> browser (pd run ok)
> in Users/<myrusername>/Library/Preferences/pure data is the file
Yes, thats the one. Good.
> but i´m thinking pd 0.39 extended package have more resourses,
> patches, libraries, abstract...
> in a folder for PD, for example for sound files, etc.
> In the begining i installed pd 0.40.2 (21 mb) no extended, and
> after pd 0.39.2 (91 mb). I don´t find difference
> I´m confused, excuse-me
That is totally ok. I've been likely confused for quite a while.
You can do two things to see the difference.
The fist being what Derek suggested: Ctrl-click the Pd-blah.app and
choose "Show Packages Contents". You can do that for all .app
bundles. That opens a new Finder window, the navigate to the extra
folder. If you do that for both the extended version and Millers
version you'll see a difference.
The "same" difference can be viewed though the help browser - the
second method. When you open the help browser you'll notice more
content in the fist column - "examples/" and "manuals/ for example.
That is one pice of evidence.
The more interesting is, if you navigate to "5.reference/", click on
it, the second column of the help browser will show much more then it
does in Millers version. From this part of the help browser you'll
see so called help patches for both the internal (vanilla) Pd object
(as you will se in the same section of the help browser of Millers
version) and external objects and abstractions. Then many fist items
in that second column is folders (as the once on the first columns)
that you can click, and get a third column. The name of these reflect
the name of the external / lib or abstraction that is shipped into Pd-
But there is more in there - still in the second column, that you got
by clicking "5.reference/". If you scroll futher down you'll see some
items names "all-about-<topic>". They come from PDDP (Pure Data
Documentation Project) and serve as more information on what you can
do with Pd - organized per topic. As oposit to the info you get from
2.control.examples/, 3.audio.examples/ and 4.data.structures/ this
info is not limited to cover internal objects.
PDDP is more that that though. I suregets to go through the tutorial
in "manuals/0.Intro" which to my knowledge also is a product of PDDP,
as does "1.Sound/", "2.Image", "3.Networking" and "4.Physical/" - all
from the "manuals/" section of the help browser.
Hope this helps.
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