[PD] [OT] "processing" application

Mathieu Bouchard 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 
> no?

not ever since BASIC/LOGO was replaced by Microsoft Works...

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