[PD] saving table contents confusion

Christof Ressi info at christofressi.com
Sat Apr 24 15:26:42 CEST 2021

> Any chance this could be
> improved in the GUI somehow?
The improvement is called [array define] ;-) [table] is legacy and 
shouldn't be used in new projects.

Generally, use a graphical array if you need the array to be visible, 
otherwise use [array define]. The latter still allows you to look at the 
data (e.g. for debugging purposes), but the properties menu is 
completely disabled. Also, contrary to [table], you can save the content 
with the "-k" flag.


Am 24.04.2021 um 12:02 schrieb Peter P.:
> Dear list,
> Reading from its help patch I understand that [table] actually creates
> a graphical array inside a subpatch. The table help patch canvas-help.pd
> says that the table data and properties are not stored with the patch
> (despite a flag being available in the properties menu). This has
> confused me quite a bit, trying to find the reason why data is not
> stored despite the checkbox being ticked. Any chance this could be
> improved in the GUI somehow?
> When I create a graphical array from the put menu and place it into a
> manually created subpatch I can save its contents. Now I wonder why this
> behavior is different?
> Thanks for all explanations!
> Peter
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