Subject: MAX Digest - 6 Nov 1997 to 7 Nov 1997
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 00:00:40 -0500
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There are 6 messages totalling 153 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Pyrite_FAT
  2. lcd object (2)
  3. Pict in collectives
  4. coll size (2)

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Date:    Fri, 7 Nov 1997 13:14:39 +0100
From:    Mikhail Malt 
Subject: Pyrite_FAT

Hi!!

Anyone knows if exists a Fat version
of James McCartney's Pyrite object ??

Thanks

Mikhail

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Date:    Fri, 7 Nov 1997 09:08:07 -0500
From:    Fern R Lopez 
Subject: lcd object

Hi,

I'm new to MAX and am trying to create a remote front panel for a
synth. The display is ASCII only, no graphics. I intend to use the
lcd object (any other suggestion?) and refresh it every 3/4 second
with a metro timer.

The SysEx goes out and responds correctly. But within Max
the reply is a list of numbers: the SysEx header and then
the ASCII codes.

How do I get this interpreted as text, or whatever I need, so that
it formats correctly in an lcd?

Thanks.
  --Fern

--
Fern R. Lopez
fern@panix.com

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Date:    Fri, 7 Nov 1997 13:50:57 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: lcd object

>The SysEx goes out and responds correctly. But within Max
>the reply is a list of numbers: the SysEx header and then
>the ASCII codes.

>How do I get this interpreted as text, or whatever I need, so that
>it formats correctly in an lcd?

>Thanks.
>  --Fern

Objects that come to mind for dealing with ASCII text:

itoa, atoi (integer-to-ascii, ascii-to-integer)
-Steve Ellison, 3rd party objects

spell - Max objects

Stephen Kay
-------- The MegaMAX Application Developer's Collection --------
 Full color 3D UI Objects for creating professional looking apps,
     Macintosh Interface objects, and other Max helpers.
-----------check out the demo on the MAX 3.5 CD----------------

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Date:    Fri, 7 Nov 1997 13:51:04 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Pict in collectives

>Is there a known bug in the pict object when using it with a save-as-a-
>collective? I don't manage to get it work, the pict file doesn't show up=

>at all.

>Juhani Raisanen

PICT files must be manually included in the collective.  See the section =
in
the manual which deals with making collectives.

Stephen Kay
-------- The MegaMAX Application Developer's Collection --------
 Full color 3D UI Objects for creating professional looking apps,
     Macintosh Interface objects, and other Max helpers.
-----------check out the demo on the MAX 3.5 CD----------------

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Date:    Fri, 7 Nov 1997 14:34:18 -0800
From:    Jaime Heilpern 
Subject: coll size

Hola folks-

Is there a limit on the number of entries a coll can take?
Is there a difference between 2.5 and 3.5 on this matter?

thanks
jaime

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Date:    Fri, 7 Nov 1997 21:42:56 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: coll size

>Is there a limit on the number of entries a coll can take?
>Is there a difference between 2.5 and 3.5 on this matter?
>thanks
>jaime

AFAIK, there is no limit to the number of lines you can have.  In 3.0, 3.=
5, =

I've created coll files of 2000 - 10000 lines.  They just get bigger and =

harder to handle, and take longer to load, but they work.  After awhile, =
when =

you get beyond 32k of text, you can no longer view/edit them in the Max t=
ext =

editor - but you can save them as text, and edit them in an external edit=
or, =

then read them back in.

However, there is a limit to the number of items in a line.  In Max 3.0 a=
nd =

later, I believe it is 256 items.  I seem to recall that in Max 2.5.2 or =

earlier, it was less than that.  Anyone remember?

Stephen Kay=

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