Counter Questions

Dec 17, 2009 at 12:28am

Counter Questions

1. What’s a good way to stop a counter (@ 0) without turning off the metro?

2. Is there a way to add/subtract an amount other than 1 to a counter? (like make it jump back 10)?


Dec 17, 2009 at 12:38am

1. You can use the third outlet to report when the counter reaches its maximum value and use that to close a [gate].

2. Use a [*] after your counter to increase the step size.


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Dec 17, 2009 at 2:05am

There is a jam message to Counter that allows you to set it to some arbitrary place.

Dec 17, 2009 at 2:37am

maybe . . .

1. if you run a counter through a number box, you can limit the min / max value

2. run the counter thru a [+ 10] or a [- 10]

Apr 28, 2011 at 2:12pm

i also have a counter question.

if i have a counter object with no minimun, maximum or direction specified (the object is just counter), how far will it count? infinite? or 2^64?

thank youu

Apr 28, 2011 at 6:11pm

Infinite would be a good trick. It uses a signed 32 bit integer, so 2,147,483,647.

Apr 28, 2011 at 7:06pm

if no direction is specified, it will just jump across the garden like a little dog.

Apr 28, 2011 at 9:25pm

Or you can make your own counter, and just select 0 to make the count pause:

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