[PD] Any way to convert numeric symbols to floats?
Luke Iannini (pd)
lukexipd at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 23:36:54 CET 2007
Excellent on both fronts. Thanks!
On 2/23/07, Roman Haefeli <reduzierer at yahoo.de> wrote:
> hello luke$
> i don't have a real solution at hand right now, but you could send the
> numbers over a socket using a [netsend]/[netreceive]-pair. if you strip
> the symbol selector before sending, the [netreceive] interprets numeric
> values as floats.
> On Fri, 2007-02-23 at 03:40 -0700, Luke Iannini (pd) wrote:
> > I know this probably falls into the category of string discussion, but
> > I'm interested if there are any solutions to this currently
> > employable:
> > 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 : ).
> > Luke
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