[PD] oscSend, pd argument types

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Thu Dec 6 15:05:42 CET 2007

Damian Stewart wrote:
> hey,
> i'm trying to use oscSend to send some numeric data to another application.
> basically i've got a float between 0 and 1. the receiving application 
> unpacks the packet, assuming it's a float. the problem is, oscSend packs 0 
> and 1 as an int, but 0.000001 - 0.9999999 as a float. so on the receiving 
> end i have to check if the type is an int or a float and unpack it accordingly.
> i assume this is either caused by - the way pd passes around numbers 
> internally, or - the way oscSend interprets incoming numbers.
> is there any simple workaround?
PD uses floats internally. oscSend tries makes ints out of floats which 
are equal to their integer representation
A simple workaround is to add a tiny offset to the numbers and subtract 
it on the other end.
I think it's better to use the mrpeach osc objects; you can force the 
type of the arguments of [packOSC] to be float.


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