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Error in coll ? I don't get it.

May 10 2011 | 7:07 pm


I have this coll :

1, 0 0 0;
2, 29 29 29;
3, 63 63 63;
4, 63 29 29;
5, 29 63 29;
6, 29 29 63;

and Max tells me "errors in text file in line 2"
the coll is "saved with patcher"
It seems to work the way I want, though.
Is this a bug ?


May 11 2011 | 9:35 am

Wild guess: Any invisible gremlins in your text file? Maybe a non-breaking space?

May 16 2011 | 5:11 pm

Thanks for your replies.
I ended up adding several lines to this coll, and it works fine now.
No idea what it was though. I had already tried to erase invisible space…
Anyway, thanks again.

Sep 10 2015 | 8:05 am

I’ve experienced error messages in coll objects for a few years now without really understanding why this is happening.
The coll objects behave the way they’re supposed to, but I always have an error in the Max Console "coll: (name): errors in text file in line n".
For example, this coll is called times and it’s save with patcher:
1, 4000;
2, 68500;
3, 108000;
4, 205500;
5, 305000;
6, 402000;
and Max console says "coll: times: errors in text file in line 1"

I am working on a patch for a performer and I really want to get rid of the errors in the Max Console if possible.
any ideas appreciated, thanks

Nov 23 2016 | 5:26 am

I also had this problem, and found the way to solve it was to copy and paste your data into the [coll] object, and then use the write command to write a new file. The [coll] object will then be able to read the new .txt file as well as accepting the file in the [coll] argument.

Nov 23 2016 | 6:30 am

ah ok, thanks.
The thing is I usually "save data with patcher" but I’ll try.
I got so used to these error messages that I don’t notice them anymore.

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