[PD] [OT] "processing" application
matju at artengine.ca
Sat Oct 14 13:35:46 CEST 2006
On Fri, 13 Oct 2006, mark edward grimm wrote:
> What the hell is a 'float' anyway? Can the definition be summed up in a
> concise paragraph in laymen terminology
It's an integer multiplied by a power of two. That's about as layman as it
can reasonably get. In Pd the integer is between 2^23 and 2^24 and the
power of two is between 2^-149 and 2^106.
> rather that computer/math academically wrapped lingo?
depends on how intolerant you are...
> BTW Are there math classes using pd to teach math and bridge math and
> the arts in high-schools?
It's already rather difficult to get universities to do anything about pd,
so anything about high-schools is currently out of the question...
> it would be an interesting research study for an educational researcher
not ever since BASIC/LOGO was replaced by Microsoft Works...
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