[PD] pdscript ?

Jamie Bullock jamie at postlude.co.uk
Fri Apr 10 13:47:29 CEST 2009

Dear list,

I get jealous when I see SuperCollider users sending around one-liners  

play{SinOsc.ar(OnePole.ar(Mix( LFSaw.ar([1,0.99],[0,0.6], 
2000,2000).trunc([400,600])*[1,-1] ),0.98)).dup*0.1}

Having a scripting language front-end is a great way to share snippets  
of code on social networks, twitter, chat and the like. To my  
knowledge Pd has nothing like this; the only way to express a patch is  
graphically, right? This got me thinking about alternative (textual)  
ways to express a dataflow/DSP graph.

Firstly I'd love to know if anyone else has worked on this. I'd also  
be interested to know if there are any existing *textual* dataflow  
languages that could be useful here.

Anyhow, I've had a first stab at a textual representation of a Pd  
graph. It can be found at:


Thoughts welcome!



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