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Bang on the first time, not on the second.

Feb 23 2011 | 9:07 pm

I’m looking for an object or abstraction that will sequentially receive integers and produce a bang only at the first occurrence of that value. Repeated values should not produce a bang. I first thought this would be possible using zl or change, but I couldn’t figure it out.

The idea is to track the first occurrences of numbers 1 to 44 and ignore any repetitions.

thanks for any help,

Feb 23 2011 | 9:22 pm

I wonder could you put the numbers in a coll and then remove them when they are seen. Don’t know really but I guess I’d try that.

Feb 23 2011 | 9:25 pm

Hi, did you check the "change" object? It seems that the object provides what you need.


Mehmet Can

Feb 23 2011 | 11:56 pm

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Feb 24 2011 | 5:43 am

have a look at the "histo" object as well.

Feb 24 2011 | 7:40 am

I have a similar question. I basically need a change object that will output a bang if the numbers DO match, so my patcher can try again with a new number.
I’m kinda surprised the change object doesn’t do that.

this is not so elegant, clumsily depending upon R->L

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Feb 24 2011 | 8:13 am

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or…there are many ways to skin this cat.

Feb 24 2011 | 8:54 am

Thank you for all your great suggestions. I went with Vanille and MIT’s suggestion to use histo. Works like a dream and very simple.


Feb 24 2011 | 4:44 pm

Thanks David.
I like skinning a cat with an if…then statement.
If the cat is skinned randomly while nobody is watching then the cat is both skinned and unskinned at the same time.
There are no objects for that.

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