[PD] Binary - integer conversion

David Powers cyborgk at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 19:17:02 CET 2007

Hi, sorry I do know that, but it's not my question.

In order to use the bitwise operators, I think I need to convert an
arbitrary string of 0's and 1's, say "00010101", into an integer, in
this case I think 21. Is that more clear?


On 3/16/07, Steffen <stffn at dibidut.dk> wrote:
> On 16/03/2007, at 18.44, David Powers wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is it possible to somehow convert back and forth between integer and
> > binary in PD?
> >
> > My idea, is to represent simple drum machine style rhythms as binary
> > numbers. [101010001011]. Ok, so if this were a float, it would be
> > trivial to do a common task and shift the rhythm left or right. I
> > think, that other rhythmic variations would also be quite fast to
> > implement using this system, you can do binary math instead of list
> > operations which should be much faster, I assume.
> I think you want to have a look at the bitwice operators &,&&,|,||,<<
> and >>. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitwise_operation
> Hope this helps.

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