[PD] aggress

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Tue May 1 18:27:09 CEST 2001

Hi Evan,

You might find the "choice" object useful.  It's an extern in the "extra"
directory of the Pd release.  The basic idea is you give it a bunch of
vectors (expected behaviors) in advance.  Then you give it a real "behavior"
from a visitor (for instance) and it tells you which if the pre-stored
ones is closest to it.  So you can use it for a simple classifying tool.


On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 03:24:23AM -0700, Evan Sugerman wrote:
> Greet.
> I am using IR sensors [of different types] -> feeding 12V relays -> 
> creating contact, of individual keys, on a disassembled MIDI keyboard.  So 
> far things are quite well.  This is my first attempt at programming of any 
> sort so my resources are self generating (the list has been helpful for the 
> most part).
> My question is in regards to the idea of an array and its relationship to 
> the 'tabwrite' and 'tabread' objects.  I am hoping to to generate a 
> reservoir of the   information gathered by a certain proximity sensor i am 
> using (increments vs. time between increments),plus some other 
> idiosyncratic in formation which is not relavent to my question, and store 
> in hopes of using it to make Pd make decisions.  Is this too simple an 
> application for the array?  I am having trouble figuring out how to get 
> separate x y (z?) information into and out of it.  My need is to generate 
> different response mechanisms depending on the type of movement detected 
> (agitation level) and to do so by subtly altering certain characteristics 
> of the system.  These alterations will be modeled after an aggressive 
> animal system.
> I have began to use the msgfile and i think i am beginning to understand 
> its application........a little.
> I re-read my question; it seems unclear.  At this point with my current 
> knowledge on such programmatic logistics I cannot do any better.  I hope 
> someone has some idea of what i think i am trying to ask.
> bye.evan.

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