Finding the index of an item in a list

    Aug 20 2013 | 3:23 am
    Hello! I'm a new member of the forums, but it looks like there's a fantastic community here that I'm excited to be a part of. Anyway, my question:
    If I have a list, say 2 3 0 4 0 5 6 0 7 0 1 0 what's an efficient way to get the index of the "1?" I've tried looking at the documentation of the zl object, but I can't find anything that fits what I'm looking for.
    I'm coming from a traditional programming background, but can't use JavaScript to do this because the patch may receive two messages at exactly the same time (I'm building a mini-Schwarzonator for major and minor keys in Max for Live and it will need to handle quantized chords) and whenever I try sending JavaScript two messages at once everything, predictably, crashes.
    Thank you!

    • Aug 20 2013 | 3:46 am
      Try zl sub
    • Aug 20 2013 | 5:36 am
      You could also use listfunnel, which takes a list and outputs each element one at time preceded by its index.
    • Aug 20 2013 | 10:16 am
      zl sub will return each index in the max window but only the last index will be viewable within the patch. If you are dealing with multiple occurrences of a value in a list, then your best bet is to combine [zl sub] and [zl group]. great combo... powerful and compact.