I am planning to make a musical device in Max that will read poker hand histories, splitting the text files into various chunks. I will use various parts of the text files to generate music or modulation parameters. In the example below, i have a list of 9 seats from the hand history text file and wish to split this into individual lines and store in a Coll object. My problem is that i can get seat 1 to appear fine when you bang the Coll, but cannot get the rest of the seats into the coll in the same format - i know the problem is the [zl iter 4], which only looks for 4 chunks of data to put into each line in the coll. Obviously when it gets to Seat 2, because "The Rumblist" is two chunks this line is actually 5 items.
My question is, is there a way round this, i.e. can i dynamically read in the list and get it into the coll in the correct manner?? Obviously I could format all the hand histories text files so that, for example, "The Rumblist" is re written as "TheRumblist", but i'd like to not have to do that!