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Subtract two numbers, output the result

Description

- takes any two given numbers, subtracts them, and then outputs the result.

Arguments

Name Type Opt Description
initial-value int or float opt Sets the initial value, to be subtracted from a number received in the left inlet. A float argument causes the numbers to be subtracted as floats.

Messages

bang In left inlet: Performs the subtraction with the numbers currently stored. If there is no argument, - initially holds 0.
int input [int]
In left inlet: The number in the right inlet is subtracted from the number, and the result is sent out the outlet.
  (inlet1) value-subtracted-from [int]
In right inlet: The number is stored, to be subtracted from, by a number received in the left inlet.
float input [float]
Converted to int, unless - has a float argument.
set set-input [int]
Sets the number to be subtracted without causing output (bang will output it).
list input [list]
In left inlet: The first number is subtracted from the second number, and the result is sent out the outlet.

Information for box attributes common to all objects

Output

float: Only if there is an argument with a decimal point.
int: The difference between the two numbers received in the inlets.

Examples

Subtracted as ints... Floats are truncated before subtraction... unless there is a float argument

See Also

Name Description
!- Subtraction object (inlets reversed)
expr Evaluate a mathematical expression
Max Basic Tutorial 6: Simple Math in Max Max Basic Tutorial 6: Simple Math in Max