[PD] Deleting arrays

brandt at subnet.at brandt at subnet.at
Tue Feb 16 18:05:44 CET 2010


put all arrays into a subpatch wich means [pd subpatch]

message clear
s pd-subpatch

everything in the subpatch will be deleted

best regards

> I am new to Pd so please excuse any misconceptions.
> I'm trying to read in a file containing a sinusoidal analysis, to
> provide control for additive synthesis.  My patch creates a set of
> arrays (tables) for the frequency and magnitude values for as many
> partials as are described in the analysis file (which is generated by
> a separate program) via messages like [; pd-graph1 array $1-freqArray
> 100 float 0( .  $1 comes from a counter which is reset when I read in
> a new file.
> But once I create an array, it never goes away, and I end up with an
> ever increasing number of tables named 0-freqArray etc.
> How can I delete arrays with a message (as opposed to having to open a
> dialog box for each one and click the "delete me" flag)?  Really, all
> I want to be able to do is delete all existing arrays each time I am
> about to read a new analysis file.  Is there a message for this?
> I tried [; pd-array clear ( which I saw somewhere in the forums, but
> it just gave me
> "error: pd-array: no such object".
> Thanks,  DAn.
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