[PD] [PD-announce] Pd 0.51-0 test 1 released

hans w. koch hansw.koch at gmail.com
Fri May 29 11:25:46 CEST 2020

thanks, christof,

that makes sense.
a more general question: is that the plan for a transisiton period or will it stay that way for the foreseeable future?

apart from the obvious profits for the playback of longer soundfiles and the ones specified in katjas research some time ago (http://www.katjaas.nl/doubleprecision/doubleprecision.html),
i use double for simple math tasks involving really big numbers. 

so far i compiled nicolas danets “spaghettis” pd fork (https://github.com/Spaghettis/Spaghettis), but i guess its now time to try and compile pd myself.
unless some kind and more knowledgable soul provides a binary for mac, hint, hint :-)
(dan wilcox did one for pd50-2 some time ago)


> Am 29.05.2020 um 10:48 schrieb Christof Ressi <info at christofressi.com>:
> Hi Hans,
> it means that Pd can be compiled -DPD_FLOATSIZE=64, so it will use 64-bit doubles instead of 32-bit floats everywhere, and all built-in objects should still work as expected.
> This has advantages (better precision/stability for certain filters, large precise table indicies, etc.) and possible disadvantages (needs more memory, some code paths might be a bit slower).
> Currently, we only ship the good old single precision builds, but people can compile double precision builds from source for themselves to experiment with.
> Christof
> On 29.05.2020 08:58, hans w. koch wrote:
>> excited about that release, thanks to all involved!
>>> * maybe mention that Pd is now double precision ready?
>> what does that exactly mean? is it in, but not enabled or is it a subset?
>> ( certainly its not a marketing scam as these tv sets labeled “HD ready” :-)
>> thanks for clarification,
>> hans
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