[PD] Where is the object reference documentation?

João Pais jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 7 11:55:08 CEST 2010

being the one who wrote that object list in floss, I can say that a  
complete list doesn't exist - objects get added each day to svn, and  
there's no "submission comitee" or any process that checks for the quality  
of the documentation (or even the quality of the object).
if you're using pd-vanilla, all the objects will be in the pd-help patch  
(click help on an empty canvas). if you're using pd-extended, the only way  
to know is to search your extra and/or 5.reference folders (note: not all  
developers submit help patches for their objects!).
probably you should be well served with the vanilla midi objects, but if  
you do a text-search in the 5.reference folder for "midi", you should get  
a good narrow down of midi-related objects (and all other objects that  
have the word "midi" in their help patches...).

further than that, there's this list, and also the pd chat. If you're a  
professional, your help and insight could be very useful for the pd  
community, in case you want/can get involved. with this kind of projects,  
if you don't like something, *you* can make it better to reach your  

João Pais

> Now that I have real-time MIDI working, I'm eager to start putting  
> together the patch I need. But ... where is the documentation that lists  
> the available objects? Once I know what object I want, I can create it  
> and then right-click on it to open an information window for that type  
> of object. But where's the complete list of objects?
> --Jim Aikin
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