[PD] Re: new pmpd developer

Thomas Ouellet Fredericks iamonthebeach at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 22:20:25 CET 2005

Here are videos (screen captures, not yet the actual installation) and
part of the code of my Fwish (Bassin du destion) installation. One
version has fish that do not collide, the other does not because I
decided it is nicer when the fish overlap.


tom at danslchamp.org

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 18:30:41 +0100, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:
> Hallo Nicolas,
> Nicolas Montgermont hat gesagt: // Nicolas Montgermont wrote:
> > I've been experimenting pmpd with datastructure for a week now,
> Wow! That's quite a patch for one week, wonderful!!
> > and I encounter a few problems that are all present in the attached
> > patch:
> >
> > - Computation speed! The simple model presented here (5 mass, 8
> > link) seems to charge all my CPU at a metro period of 100ms. The
> > string patch designed by Frank Barknecht in the datastructure
> > tutorial was much more faster. Does anybody see any "bad"
> > programming in the patch?
> I also get a very high load. I will need a bit time to take a deeper
> look, but generally the data structures are far from the efficiency
> that e.g. Gem has. However I don't think your model should be that
> slow.
> > - use the $0 variable to have mutiple instanciation, but I have to
> > use the external "sprintf" to build the "pd-$0-data" message. Is
> > there a solution using only native pd objects to do that?
> Yes, and it even works better here (maybe I have another sprintf, I
> get lots of errors like "sprintf: no method for float").
> Anyway the solution is to replace every "sprintf" with "makefilename",
> you can keep the "pd-%d-data" part, it's the same for makefilename.
> Ciao
> --
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