small ui question: converting number boxes into (int) without rewiring?

    Aug 20 2011 | 10:43 pm
    hi, just a really short question: i have a rather big and densly build patch and try to optimize it for performance by reducing onscreen ui elements. eg. i want to convert a lot of number boxes into (int) or (float). is there any way to do so without having to drag all their connections anew? thanks for your help! karl

    • Aug 20 2011 | 11:10 pm
      paste replace
    • Aug 20 2011 | 11:12 pm
      copy the bits of your patch you want to convert and paste them into a text editor and then do a search and replace
      ie this: "maxclass" : "flonum", "numinlets" : 1, "numoutlets" : 2,
      would be replaced with this: "maxclass" : "newobj", "text" : "f", "numinlets" : 2, "numoutlets" : 1,
      and this: "outlettype" : [ "float", "bang" ],
      would be replaced by this: "outlettype" : [ "float" ],
      you might want to encapsulate the objects you want to change as a way of isolating them, then de-encapsulate afterwards.
      I've never done this myself so let me know if it works: it may be just as fiddly as doing it by hand
      EDIT : well I never knew about paste replace... thanks Chris, my suggestion is ridiculously complicated compared to paste replace.
    • Aug 21 2011 | 12:08 am
      cool, thanks! paste replace is awesome and exactly the thing i was looking for.