[PD] finding objects ?

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 7 19:41:23 CEST 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: Raphael Raccuia <rafael.raccuia at blindekinder.com>
> To: 
> Cc: pd-list at iem.at
> Sent: Friday, September 7, 2012 6:04 AM
> Subject: Re: [PD] finding objects ?
>T here is a difference between how to use an object/external (which is generally 
> well documented in help files), and looking for useful objects/externals someone 
> doesn't even know the existence...
> Why is pdpedia offline? if well filled and updated, it's exactly what does 
> that job...

It wasn't updated, and it wasn't "well filled".

But even my search plugin and the pd META stuff only solves half the problem. If
you want to find "resonant lowpass" and the help patch only says "imaginary part"
it's not going to come up in the results.


> rr
> Le 03. 09. 12 12:55, Simon Wise a écrit :
>>  On 03/09/12 18:11, Фывапр Олджэвич wrote:
>>>  yes, I know about help patches, but as Processing and arduino has a 
> list of
>>>  all available commands and operators on a web-site (and it is 
> douwnloadable)
>>>  - it is easear to find objects and commands, which you don't know, 
> but need.
>>  everything built-in is listed with the right-click on the background, that 
> is all that is available without installing extra stuff
>>  everything you have installed should have help files, if the person who 
> made them made help files and the package you used installed them
>>  if for example you use debian packages then help files are installed and 
> the help browser will show you what you have, and you can look up what packages 
> are available easily in the usual debian manner ... but that is just the ones 
> somebody has done the work to package, it is a useful subset of what is 
> available
>>  there cannot be a full list of everything anyone has ever made ... there 
> cannot be a complete list of libraries available in any language
>>  there are some efforts to try and make long lists of what is out there, 
> these have been mentioned ... they can never be complete though they can be very 
> useful
>>  the number objects available 'out there' grows every day, some are 
> useful, some may not be, this mailing list is a fairly good guide to some of 
> that stuff
>>  Simon
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