abstraction for repeating an operation

    Aug 14 2010 | 4:46 pm
    i need to make an abstraction which can help me to repeat a certain process, for example on numbers, for a given amount.
    as you can see, i dont even know the right term for it.
    let me give you an example instead:
    there is a processs, [+ 5] which is applied to numbers. now i want to route the output of the number back into the input in order to repeat [+ 5] fpr 17 times.
    you might say that is easy with [counter] and [gate] but i cant find a simple and effective solution.
    even when i start involving [grab] and pvars i see buffer underruns :D
    does anyone have something like this already?
    max 4.x or jpg please!

    • Aug 14 2010 | 5:07 pm
      How about a for loop in javascript?
    • Aug 14 2010 | 8:49 pm
      Counter and Uzi are pretty much made for this (do something N times.) Here's an example:
    • Aug 16 2010 | 10:34 am
      aha, "iteration", right, i should have known that word.
      thanks for your ideas.
      js is not an option for max4 and might be bit slow for timecritical applications. but "loop" rings a bell.
      indeed counter and uzi seem straightforward, but if you try to redo the above patcher to work with [+ ] as well as [zl sort] and [spintf] you will understand my problem with this method. :)
      jit.matrxi or table are also not wrong ideas, yet limited.
      i might stick to counter as there seem to be no other way.
    • Aug 16 2010 | 5:29 pm
      The above patch is using [+], but I have no idea how you would like to use [zl sort] or [sprintf]. Perhaps if you posted your patch, we could see where you're going wrong.
    • Aug 23 2010 | 5:57 am
      I would use scripting and Chris' method with counter, but with an deferlowed iteration (not as fast as uzi, but works). Then do a "script replace" on the operator (+) object to exchange it on the fly with another operator... You could even script complex formulas by exchanging the + object with an expr object...