[PD] arraysize WAS apt.puredata.info is back!

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 28 04:53:11 CEST 2012

----- Original Message -----

> From: Miller Puckette <msp at ucsd.edu>
> To: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Cc: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>; "pd-list at iem.at" <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] arraysize WAS apt.puredata.info is back!
>>  > 
>>  > The [table] object could be vastly extended: [table foo] would be 
> equivalent
>>  > to [tab define foo] and you could say for instance, 
>>  > [tab define foo -struct my-struct -save -range 0 100]
>>  If you're not requiring the user to name the array "z" and 
> requiring
>>  "z" to have a float field "y" then you would need
>>  [tab define foo -struct my-struct -array z -y y
>>  where "-y" defines which field to use as the independent variable
>>  in the table (similar to "-y" in [plot]).
> I'm thinking in the above that foo would be an array of items of my-structs,
> not a struct with an array such as 'z' inside it.

In that case would [tab write foo] take an index number in the right inlet and
a list of field values in the left?

> Another way of invoking tab would allow you to attach a name temporarily
> or permanently to an array within a struct (provided via a pointer message).
> Then indeed you'd need the field name such as 'z'.
> cheers
> M

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