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how big is big? Patch stats

Jan 16 2008 | 6:03 pm

is there a way to pull up some stats on a patch?

I have a multi-level patch that i’ve been working on for a long time. Its a monster. Absolutely huge.

I would really like to get an idea of how many objects, connections, etc I have put into the patch collectively… for curiosity’s sake more than anything.

Is there a way to find this info?


Jan 16 2008 | 8:41 pm

I’d say paste your patch in a text editor and see how many lines you get.

How many lines do you get?


Jan 16 2008 | 8:59 pm

I’ve done that… the only problem, it seems is that each bpatcher/patcher is represented by a single line. this hides the magnitude of the project in my case because the guts of this baby are spread pretty uniformly across many patches.

I think I might just wait until I am finished, and then take full screen grabs of all the patches, and create a full-scale image of the entire project.


Jan 16 2008 | 9:36 pm

Build a collective, then how many kB is the collective?

Jan 16 2008 | 9:37 pm

5MB collective.

Big one?

Jan 16 2008 | 10:09 pm

Jan 16 2008 | 10:58 pm

Go to the parent patcher, unlock it, click on an empty spot, and hit
Cmd/Ctrl + I (as in eye). This will print all the objects used to the
Max window. HTH.


Jan 17 2008 | 8:45 pm

You can see the amount of function calls and signals used in the DSP status window.

Less is more if you ask me.


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