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function (graphical breakpoint function editor)

November 20, 2011 | 2:41 am

I am trying to think of a possible solution to starting and stopping the line output of a function graph. I want to be able to start at the beginning of the output values, then stop part way through with another bang then continue with another bang, exactly at the spot where I stopped.

Is there any way to use the output X value to alter a ‘$1′ in a message to restart the function at an X and Y value point which is not the beginning?


November 20, 2011 | 3:08 am

Off the top of my head, maybe try storing the output you generate with function in a buffer~ then it is easy to play it back any way you wish.

November 20, 2011 | 6:42 am

Try the ‘pause’ and ‘resume’ messages to line~.

November 20, 2011 | 3:38 pm

Buffer~ can be used to do this, but pause and resume is what I was hoping for.

I was was trying to implement the start/stop through function rather than thinking of how to start/stop the data output after it had left the object. I appreciate your responses.

Thank you Christopher and Roth.

November 20, 2011 | 6:26 pm

If you use sustain points in your [function] object you can use the "next" message to step through them.

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