reading 1 text byte at a time from a file

    Jul 13 2011 | 3:58 pm
    I have a large text file, that consists of 1's and 0's, with no spaces, line breaks or other characters in it. I cannot modify this file. I would like to read it into Max, and be able to read its contents one byte at time (i.e. either a 1 or 0). How to do this? The text object doesn't seem to work properly with my file, as I believe the "line" length in my file exceeds 256 characters. I've also tried jit.textfile, but once I have the data in the jitter matrix, I'm too much of a jitter noobie to know how to get the integer values out, one byte a time!

    • Jul 13 2011 | 6:11 pm
      Filein? Although i'm kinda assuming you've already looked at it?
    • Jul 13 2011 | 7:58 pm
      Ugh - feel silly now! I *did* try filein, but I was thrown by the data output format -- I forgot the itoa missing piece.
    • Jul 13 2011 | 8:28 pm
      Right under your nose :)
      Must admit i was actually suprised it worked. I was expecting some type of header in the .txt-format somehow.