I’m on tutorial 2, and I’m a little lost.
What exactly does pack do? I see: pack 0 100. Is this like a timer increments/decrements the value in a slope over the duration of 100 milliseconds?
I’m a little confused on the documentation at this stage in my learning.
One of the basic data types in Max is a list, Pack (as well as several other objects) combine individual things into a list.
Is a list similar to an array/multi dimensional array in C type programming languages? I’m very familiar with C and Objective-C. I’m guessing list is just a data type.
I think it’s best I learn Max before MSP.
not that much, arrays are accessible via index by nature while you have to use [zl] methods for treating a list like an array (e.g. via [zl lookup]). a list simply is a list.
for short lists with up to 9 elements you can access it array-like with a message, where $1, $2,…,$9 request the values.
the [coll] object are like 3-dimensional (slot, index, value) arrays for most kind of values.
[table] is like an array but only for integers.
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