[PD] Read/write of raw binary data

David dfkettle at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 18:55:05 CET 2011

Hi! I developed some abstractions for reading/writing binary files,
but they're somewhat limited in capability. They just load the data
into a list of floats (one per byte), or save a list of floats to a
file, and they read/write the entire file at once. They don't support
repositioning within the file, or writing/reading a portion of the
file. But if the files are relatively small, they might be suitable.

I can send them to you later if you're interested, I'm at work right now.


> Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 17:15:19 +0000
> From: Jamie Bullock <jamie at postlude.co.uk>
> Subject: [PD] Read/write of raw binary data
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> Hi all,
> Does there exist an external for reading and writing raw binary data from file?
> I tried with with [msgfile], which kind of works, but it doesn't give me an identical file if I read/write e.g. a JPEG.
> Context: I have a student who works on 'glitching' images and video by editing the files in a text editor and the saving. He'd like to experiment with doing this dynamically in Pd.
> Jamie

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