I have been experimenting a little more. I have many questions but will try to keep things straight to the necessary.
My goal is to be able to import text files with numbers and plot them in various ways, similarly to what I was used to do with OpenDX.
Moving data into Max is very different from what I am used to do, so few issues came out:
-2- I am using 'thresh' to create a list from 'text'. How to I change the max size of 256? interestingly 'average' sees the full text, is this a bug?
-3- when I have 'text'e dumping the data I get the 'set' word for each line. I found that using 'route set' takes that away. But why? And if I use 'prepend set' the print does not happen.