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Xenakis' Sieves with JavaScript

August 5, 2012 | 12:15 pm

So I’m trying to learn about JavaScript and using it in Max, but I’m still at real early stages working with code. I’ve tried to write a little script that generates elementary Sieves (see Iannis Xenakis & Christopher Ariza). Like I say, its a real rudimentary (and yeah, its probably easier to combine the residual classes using Max [zl] processes, but this is a learning exercise for [js]) so don’t expect the full complement of sieve handling methods that people like Ariza have done.

I’m encountering a bit of a weird problem getting the segment to work starting from a negative number. I’m thinking that its because the Sieves should start at 0 and run simultaneously in either direction ‘infinitely’ – the segment should just be a frame, but maybe i’m using it as a point of initialised?

I’ve only been learning JavaScript for about 2 weeks through codeAcademy.com – and then only just looked at using [js] to implement it through Max – so I’m assuming there will be some real basic errors?

If anyone could take a look and give me some pointers on areas for improvement, it’d be really appreciated!

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
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  1. sieves.js

August 6, 2012 | 9:18 am

I doubt I can help, but you probably should use the "4280.sieves.js" file name in the js object.
The copy-compressed patch is fine, just don’t know how to hook it all up!


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