Hi there – I’m just getting into Max and I see now that its very similar to other graphical programming languages such as Matlab’s Simulink. I did a little research, but could find a good answer to these questions:
1) Does Max have a command line scripting interface like would be found on Matlab?
2) If not, does it have a object that can be used as a sub patcher and allows for scripting or command line programming? My favorite thing about Simulink is that it has a "Matlab" object which is effectively a subpatcher where you can enter whatever Matlab code you like. That way its best of both worlds – use graphical programming when its convenient, but also use command line programming when its more convenient.
Other possibilities include lisp, python, ruby, csound, chuck, lua and probably a whole host more I’ve forgotten about – if you know what you want to use then search the forum and you’ll find links and explanations all over the place!