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List operations for _big_ lists in max …

Apr 29 2010 | 1:17 pm


I am loking for max objects/ methods to analyze and manipulate _big_ lists in max.

I have looked at the RTC objects, but they don’t seem suffiscient in what I try to do:

I want to make a charicature of a recorded melody that is played by the y axis of the mouse.

I have recorded the mouse data stream into a list, and now I want to look through a list and when I see certain number changes in the data stream, I want to add/subtract to a section of the numbers in the list where the number changes occur …

Anyone, who has good experience working with big lists in max?

Thanks ahead!


Apr 29 2010 | 1:41 pm

what do u mean by big lists, how big?

since max 5, zl objects can now handle lists longer than 256 elements if you provide an additional argument.
otherwise, u might want to check out the L objects library.

Apr 29 2010 | 1:55 pm

Hi again,

I think what I really need to do is for example to see the list data in a multislider and do some sort of pattern analysis on the data in the multislider …

Is there anyone who has dealt with pattern recognition in max?

Apr 29 2010 | 2:05 pm

The [maxlispj] object can handle large lists, and it can do all the LISP-ey stuff that’s been done for years and years, although you will need to learn LISP to make best use of it.


Jun 13 2015 | 6:17 am

You can try it with jitter matrices.

Jun 14 2015 | 8:24 am

For pattern recognition i’d suggest giving a look at the Ircam FTM and/or MuBu externals. For large lists, there are some good recommandations in this thread already, but the bach library might be worth looking at. It’s all depending on what you mean with "big " – if it’s less than 4096 elements, you probably should go the zl way.

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