[PD] Maximizing Efficiency

William Fields bill at teamtechno.com
Sat Jan 25 06:02:21 CET 2003

Does anyone have any guidelines, recommendations, or rules of thumb for
maximizing efficiency within PD?

For example:
Which operations/objects/externals/GUI elements are most efficient and which
are most costly?
Is it extra costly to introduce an object that listens for input like
keyname, midiin?
Is using graph-on-parent costly?
Are colors costly?
Are there any general strategies that you use for keeping things fast and

Also, on a somewhat related note:
Under which operating system does PD run the fastest (for a given hardware


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