Why is dict.unpack wrapping my numeric data in quotes?

    Jun 21 2017 | 1:40 am
    Hey all,
    Total beginner here. Building a patch to convert realtime water level data to midi for a performance this weekend. I figured out how to maxurl the data and then dict.unpack down to the number I want – current water level. My method is likely inelegant and would appreciate any feedback. But more importantly, I cannot figure out why dict.unpack is serving that data wrapping in quotes. Output is "3.254". Not 3.254. Any ideas why? Or easy way to covert "3.254" to 3.254 (w/o quotes) so I can float it?
    Really appreciate any help.

    • Jun 21 2017 | 8:23 am
      Just insert [fromsymbol] on output.
    • Jun 21 2017 | 8:31 am
      Insert a [fromsymbol] object after your [dict.unpack v:] and you'll get a float.
      Another way to get your data is to use dict's get message:
    • Jun 21 2017 | 1:25 pm
      Ah! Thanks so much!