pure data number arguments (1e-05)

Sep 25, 2013 at 3:29am

pure data number arguments (1e-05)

Now i’m working on recreating a footsteps patch, from Farnell’s “designing sound” book.
And in PD patch i found this object [+~ 1e-05].
The argument is making me a big question: Could anyone, please, tell me what kind of number is used in such form?

Sep 25, 2013 at 6:18am

1e-05 = 0.00001 in Scientific Notation

Sep 26, 2013 at 1:45am

Thanks =)
I’m Russian, that’s why i’m going a little stupid in this kind of questions…

As i understand
e-05 – means 10^(-5)

Sep 26, 2013 at 6:50am

The convention of using ‘e’ (or ‘E’) to indicate a power of 10 is as old as computer science. You will see it in many, many places.

It’s not a stupid question, it’s just that the answer will be useful in many circumstances. There are still many people who use it for very large (and very small) numbers.


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