[PD] counter + list of objects

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Wed Jan 9 17:40:21 CET 2008

Hi John,

John Cohen wrote:
> Ive had no problem with pd so far but recently i tried creating the 
> "counter" object and I've always had the same error "couldn't create 
> counter. I'm pretty certain the object exists in pd since i saw it in a 
> couple of tutorials..
> am i missing a special library to get this object?

Well, ermm, several actually. In a way. The problem is that the 
namespace for [counter] is a bit polluted, meaning that there are 
different versions of [counter] in different libraries which do 
different things. I don't recall which libraries have one, so I never 
use any of them!

In the help files, help/2.control.examples/05.counter.pd and 
06.more.counters.pd are the standard ways of counting. See also the help 
file for [mod].

> also, i would very much want to see a list of objects available in pd. i 
> haven't seen one so far, so its difficult to know what objects are 
> installed and i can count with!
> thanks for your help

There's one for the core PD objects in help/5.reference/0.INTRO.txt
Externals change from time to time, making it difficult to keep 
everything current. Here's a(n incomplete) list I made some time back:



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