[PD] Save RAM memory usage ?

Solen Music solenpuredata at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 24 10:52:29 CEST 2008

thanks hard and claude. i will try both of those things.

also. is there anyway to speed up the loading time of the arrays? it
seems to take a good few minutes at the moment?

where can i find iem16 ?

I see that it's not in iemlib, or am i missing something?

2008/7/24 Claude Heiland-Allen <claudiusmaximus at goto10.org>:
> Solen Music wrote:
>> is there anything i can do to save on RAM??
> PD uses 32bits natively (unless you compiled it especially for 64bit), so
> the iem16 stuff would halve the amount of RAM required, but at the slight
> expense of audio quality (doesn't matter if your files loaded into tables
> are 16bit, but for delay lines you might notice the decreased dynamic
> range).
>> also how can i calculate roughly how much RAM that pd will need per
>> second of audio array/delay line etc.??
> 4 bytes per sample * 44100 samples per second (or whatever the sample rate
> is) for 32bit audio.
> Plus a small constant (I hope) overhead for bookkeeping for each object.
> Claude
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> http://claudiusmaximus.goto10.org



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