[PD] still a newbie after all these years

Iain Mott mott at reverberant.com
Sun May 20 00:16:56 CEST 2001


1. Besides numbers (floats) an object might accept lists, which can be any
combination of numbers and/or 'symbols' (eg. 'bang' or 'set' etc). There are
in addition of course, signal only inlets.
2. for abstractions (a subpatch saved as a file) reference it by typing its
name into an object without the '.pd' suffix or with the preceding 'pd'
identifier. Ie. your example should simply be "file" rather than "pd
file.pd". A 'one-off' subpatch (saved in its parent rather than to file) is
created when you type "pd name" into an object - when this is done, a new
window pops up in which you can add the contents of the patch.

see: http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/Pd_documentation/index.htm for examples and
more detail.

Cheers iain

Iain Mott
phone: +61 3 9639 2959
email:   mott at reverberant.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicola Bernardini [mailto:nicb at centrotemporeale.it]
Sent: Saturday, 19 May 2001 10:02 PM
To: pd list
Cc: Maura Capuzzo; Nicola Giosmin
Subject: [PD] still a newbie after all these years

Dear friends,

I feel very embarassed to post the following questions after all these
years, but I still don't know whether I'm doing something wrong or
some features I was expecting are missing:

1) I was not able to shove a bang down an inlet - what does an inlet
   accept beside numbers?

2) I was not able to create a subpatch, save it into a file, and create
   an object with 'pd file.pd' in it (like you can do on Max)

Sorry again


|        Nicola Bernardini        |
|E-mail: nicb at centrotemporeale.it |

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