pure data number arguments (1e-05)

    Sep 25 2013 | 10:29 am
    Hi. Now i'm working on recreating a footsteps patch, from Farnell's "designing sound" book. And in PD patch i found this object [+~ 1e-05]. The argument is making me a big question: Could anyone, please, tell me what kind of number is used in such form?

    • Sep 25 2013 | 1:18 pm
      1e-05 = 0.00001 in Scientific Notation
    • Sep 26 2013 | 8:45 am
      Thanks =) Damn... I'm Russian, that's why i'm going a little stupid in this kind of questions...
      As i understand e-05 - means 10^(-5)
    • Sep 26 2013 | 1:50 pm
      The convention of using 'e' (or 'E') to indicate a power of 10 is as old as computer science. You will see it in many, many places.
      It's not a stupid question, it's just that the answer will be useful in many circumstances. There are still many people who use it for very large (and very small) numbers.