[PD] Any way to convert numeric symbols to floats?

Luke Iannini (pd) lukexipd at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 11:40:43 CET 2007

I know this probably falls into the category of string discussion, but
I'm interested if there are any solutions to this currently

I have a symbol that I'm splitting up in order to extract numerical
content from the text.  I'm using zexy's s2l for this, then routing
the float data back into l2s to assemble a value.  But l2s only spits
out a symbol, and I can't seem to find any object to reinterpret the
symbol as a float.

Even using list trim to remove the symbol selector leaves me with a
numeric message that pd still refuses to interpret as such.  [float]
won't take it, nor will [t f], and [list] just turns it back into a
symbol.  I've attached a patch demonstating this issue.

The only solution I can think of is to make a decimal interpreter to
assemble my number rather than l2s (since s2l spits out the list as
floats just fine), but that seems a bit silly.

I look forward to the discussion : ).

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