[PD] Maximizing Efficiency

marius schebella marius.schebella at chello.at
Sat Jan 25 10:14:42 CET 2003

very good point,
would it be possible to have a standardized measure-procedure for objects,
and write down the cost of cpu-time of all (or some important) objects in a
i think it is not difficult to measure, but very difficult to compare
different cpu, systems, soundcards...
for the meantime, william, you can use the dsp-object, which could bring you
a little forward.

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Fields" <bill at teamtechno.com>
To: <pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at>
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 6:02 AM
Subject: [PD] Maximizing Efficiency

> 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
> 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
> efficient?
> Also, on a somewhat related note:
> Under which operating system does PD run the fastest (for a given hardware
> configuration)?
> Thanks,
> -Bill
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