December 5, 2011 | 9:49 pm

Can someone please help me to understand the smoothing process of the slide object.

As in the Max Data Tutorial 2: Data Scaling it gives the example:

For example, when you first start the patch, the "last" value is 0.0. If you make an immediate transition to 0.5 (which you can do by entering a value into the number box connected to the slide objects), you will see that the first slider moves to 0.01.

the difference between the initial value of 0.00 and 0.50 is 0.50; this difference is divided by the factor (in this case 50.) to yield 0.01.

that would cause the calculation:

0.0 to 0.5 are equal to 0.5 in difference

divided by factor 50 (0.5/50) with the result 0.01

so far so good.

but say the next incoming value would be 1.0

that would then be:

the difference between the value of 0.01 and 1.00 is 0.99

and then divide it by 50 would cause 0.99/50=0.0198

but the result if Im using this example in Max Data Tutorial 2: Data Scaling patch is: 0.030

why??