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Wrapping my head around logic

Oct 29 2010 | 8:39 pm

I’m currently using a monome and wanted to use the == object to receive the state of the matrix (for example, 4 0) then send a bang to a midi note. Thing is I can’t get the output into == in a list. It keeps receiving just 4 thus == never outputs a bang. I’m still new to Max (and any programming at all) and have gone through the tutorials and I still refer back and forth.I tried reading the if reference and still can’t wrap my head around it. Maybe someone can show me a better instruction set for my situation? Any help at all will be appreciated.


Oct 29 2010 | 8:51 pm

to compare lists try [zl] … there are various ways how to implement it.

you could also unpack the list and then compare both values in one function
in [expr] or [if]:

[unpack 0 0]
[if $i1==0 && $i2==4 then bang]

when bang is going to be a dynamic note number, i would feed the notenumber
also into the [if], as third operator:

[unpack 0 0]
[if $i1==0 && $i2==4 then $i3]


Oct 30 2010 | 3:34 am

Thank you for clearing that up. After reading what you posted then reading over the reference file it all makes sense. Thanks! I’ll be checking out the zl object also.


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