[PD] [PD-announce] Pd Convention - Data structures workshop: Taking your requests

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Tue Aug 2 22:23:16 CEST 2011

On Aug 2, 2011, at 4:14 AM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 01, 2011 at 08:59:49AM -0500, Charles Henry wrote:
>> I'm mainly interested in using Pd for scientific and engineering
>> research.  I have a mixed level of experience--I'm deep into the DSP
>> routines, but I have no clue how data structures work.
>> About the only application I can think of right now is a "data
>> logger"--recording info about a particular trial/experiment and its
>> results.
>> I'd like to learn easy or more compact ways to accomplish things with
>> data structures.
>> I will look forward to your workshop!  Thanks much!
> Data structures can be nice problem solvers in unexpected areas as  
> well,
> not only in visualizing/graphically editing data. For example, they  
> are
> used hidden away to implement a fast vanilla list sorting in the  
> newest
> [list-sort], or in the [m_symbolarray] object of the rj library to
> mimick a [table] object that stores indexed symbols instead of floats.
> A users of these objects never sees the data structures inside,
> they don't even have a graphical representation but instead are just
> used as what their name says: as data structures.

Wow, I didn't know all that was possible. It would be really nice to  
have a 'data structures' library that implemented all sorts of  
standard data structures like hashs, dictionaries, etc.  An array of  
symbols is a good start.  I wonder how many others are possible.



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