Beginner: Could someone tell me what this means?


    Mar 13 2013 | 6:27 pm
    Hello,
    if anyone has the time, I would greatly appreciate help in understanding what this portion of a patch is doing.
    I'm not sure what the replace$ is functioning as and how that relates to the float and the argument patch below it.
    I am trying to incorporate this drag and drop function into a simple drum machine that I'm building and would really love to understand the function of this in order to fashion it to make sense in my patch.
    I appreciate it!
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    • Mar 13 2013 | 6:48 pm
      The $1 in a message box means that any number you feed into the message will be appended to the message, meaning if you input 5 into the [replace $1] replace 5 will be sent to the buffer object.
      When you need help it's also a better idea to post the actual patch (Select and right-click the objects, then choose copy compressed)
    • Mar 13 2013 | 9:48 pm
      Heres a little patch to illustrate what Nat says ( i got bored watching the football :P )
      (i also got confused by the $ when i started)
    • Mar 13 2013 | 9:49 pm
      you may want to refer to your previous post:
      (rather than double posting)