jit.str.fromsymbol

Convert Max symbol to Jitter string matrix

Description

The jit.str.fromsymbol object converts Max symbols into string matrices.

A word on Jitter strings: In Jitter, any 1 plane char matrix may be manipulated as a string. String matrices may have one or two dimensions. If 1-dimensional, the string is considered terminated at the first 0 (like in C). If 2-dimensional, the string may be considered a multi-line string, with the first 0 encountered on each row treated as a carriage return. The jit.textfile and jit.str.op objects will accept and output 2D matrices. jit.str.fromsymbol only outputs 1D matrices and jit.str.tosymbol only accepts 1D matrices (or the first row of a 2D matrix).

Matrix Operator

matrix inputs:0, matrix outputs:1
Name IOProc Planelink Typelink Dimlink Plane Dim Type
out n/a 1 1 1 1 1 char

Information for Jitter Matrix Operator (MOP) messages and attributes to this object

Messages

int Any int sent to the jit.str.fromsymbol object is converted to a string matrix and sent out the left outlet.
float Any float sent to the jit.str.fromsymbol object is converted to a string matrix and sent out the left outlet.
list Any list sent to the jit.str.fromsymbol object is converted to a string matrix and sent out the left outlet.
anything Any symbol input to the jit.str.fromsymbol object is converted to a string matrix and sent out the left outlet.

Information for box attributes common to all objects

Examples

See Also

Name Description
jit.str.op Apply common string operations
jit.str.tosymbol Convert Jitter string matrix to Max symbol
jit.str.regexp Use PERL-compatible regular expressions on Jitter matrices
jit.textfile Read and write a matrix as an ASCII text file
Tutorial 20: Importing and Exporting Single Matrices Tutorial 20: Importing and Exporting Single Matrices