[PD] send -rt snapshot~ to -nrt
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Aug 21 09:31:49 CEST 2008
> talking about it on #dataflow, patko and claudiusmaximus agree on using
> udp. i will use mrpeach/net external for this.
as i haven't followed the discussion on IRC, i would be interested in
afaics, using mrpeach/net will reduce the network bandwidth eventually
at the cost of CPU-power.
since you seem to be on a super-local network (communicating via the
loopback device on a "non-networked" machine) , the bandwidth shouldn't
really be an issue (as you re not sending gigabytes of data in a few ms).
for very simple data-type (e.g. just sending single bytes), the
mrpeach/net objects should perform better than [netsend], but when
sending more complex data (e.g. floats) this need not be the case.
i haven't done any benchmarking at all; i just assume that converting
floats to bytes in pd-vanilla is rather complicated (if doable with
obviously you can use more helper externals e.g. mrpeach/osc to do the
conversion for you in a more efficient way.
note that i personally use mrpeach/net + mrpeach/osc quite a lot;
but you should ask yourself (or the list;-) which is what you originally
did) what are the benefits and what are the drawbacks of using externals?
all in all:
what do you think you will gain from using an external rather than a
built-in for communicating data?
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