[PD] symbol to float

cyrille henry ch at chnry.net
Fri Apr 21 15:58:38 CEST 2017


if you want the conversion to be in 0 logical time, you can write the symbol in a textfile, and read it back.

something like :
[clear, add $1, write /tmp/symbol2float, read /tmp/symbol2float, rewind, bang<

but since it need to write the data somewhere, it's still not an ideal solution.


Le 21/04/2017 à 15:40, hans w. koch a écrit :
> hello,
> pd-vanilla question:
> trying to harness geodata from an xml file, i need to parse lines like this: <gx:coord>8.689756393432365 49.4138 109.18</gx:coord>
> with a combination of "list split“ and „list fromsymbol“ i end up with three message boxes, „8.689756393432365“, „49.4138“ and „109.18“.
> problem is, that the message box containing „8.689756393432365“ is a symbol and i can´t seem to find a way to reconvert it to a float, other then sending it thru a netsend/netreceive pair.
> (as per this tip from 2007: https://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2007-02/047499.html).
> its working fine, but i was wondering, if this really is the only vanilla solution?
> i might well be staring at the obvious and not seeing it...
> thanks in advance for any other pointers!
> best hans
> www.hans-w-koch.net
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