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<p><strong><a href="https://git.purrdata.net/jwilkes/purr-data">Purr Data</a></strong> is the latest (2.x) branch of Ivica Ico Bukvic&#8217;s Pd-l2ork. <strong><a href="http://l2ork.music.vt.edu/main/make-your-own-l2ork/software/">Pd-l2ork</a></strong> in turn is a fork of Hans-Christoph Steiner&#8217;s <strong><a href="http://puredata.info/downloads/pd-extended">Pd-extended</a></strong>, which has been the longest-running (and arguably the most popular) variant of Miller Puckette&#8217;s Pd. <strong><a href="http://puredata.info/">Pd</a></strong> a.k.a. <strong>Pure Data</strong>, the common basis of all these variants, is Miller Puckette&#8217;s interactive and graphical computer music and multimedia environment. Pd is also the premier open-source alternative to Cycling74&#8217;s well-known commercial <strong><a href="https://cycling74.com/">Max</a></strong> program (whose original version was also developed by Miller Puckette when he was at IRCAM in the 1980s). There are a few other popular applications in the realm of computer music and media art, most notably <a href="http://csound.github.io/">Csound</a> and <a href="http://supercollider.github.io/">SuperCollider</a>. Max and Pd&#8217;s special appeal is that you work in an intuitive graphical &#8220;patching&#8221; environment which allows you to put together advanced real-time signal processing applications without having to learn a &#8220;real&#8221; programming language.</p>
<p>Puckette&#8217;s version of the program is often jokingly referred to as <strong>&#8220;vanilla&#8221;</strong> Pd, because it comes without any extras and thus provides the purest taste of Pd, you might say. In keeping with this metaphor, the other Pd variants are often called its different <strong>flavors</strong>.</p>
<p>Puckette&#8217;s version of the program is sometimes jokingly referred to as <strong>&#8220;vanilla&#8221;</strong> Pd, because it comes without any extras and thus provides the purest taste of Pd, you might say. In keeping with this metaphor, the other Pd variants are often called <strong>flavors</strong>.</p>
<p>While vanilla Pd, being the reference implementation, remains critically important for the development of Pd&#8217;s real-time engine, its Tcl/Tk-based graphical user interface has never been very pretty or convenient. Consequently there have been several attempts by the community to improve Pd&#8217;s user interface in various ways. Pd-extended is the earliest and the longest-running of these, which also includes a fairly complete selection of 3rd party add-ons. However, its development has stopped in 2013 due to lack of contributions, and thus it receives no more bugfixes and updates of the real-time engine.</p>
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**[Purr Data](https://git.purrdata.net/jwilkes/purr-data)** is the latest (2.x) branch of Ivica Ico Bukvic's Pd-l2ork. **[Pd-l2ork](http://l2ork.music.vt.edu/main/make-your-own-l2ork/software/)** in turn is a fork of Hans-Christoph Steiner's **[Pd-extended](http://puredata.info/downloads/pd-extended)**, which has been the longest-running (and arguably the most popular) variant of Miller Puckette's Pd. **[Pd](http://puredata.info/)** a.k.a. **Pure Data**, the common basis of all these variants, is Miller Puckette's interactive and graphical computer music and multimedia environment. Pd is also the premier open-source alternative to Cycling74's well-known commercial **[Max](https://cycling74.com/)** program (whose original version was also developed by Miller Puckette when he was at IRCAM in the 1980s). There are a few other popular applications in the realm of computer music and media art, most notably [Csound](http://csound.github.io/) and [SuperCollider](http://supercollider.github.io/). Max and Pd's special appeal is that you work in an intuitive graphical "patching" environment which allows you to put together advanced real-time signal processing applications without having to learn a "real" programming language.
Puckette's version of the program is often jokingly referred to as **"vanilla"** Pd, because it comes without any extras and thus provides the purest taste of Pd, you might say. In keeping with this metaphor, the other Pd variants are often called its different **flavors**.
Puckette's version of the program is sometimes jokingly referred to as **"vanilla"** Pd, because it comes without any extras and thus provides the purest taste of Pd, you might say. In keeping with this metaphor, the other Pd variants are often called **flavors**.
While vanilla Pd, being the reference implementation, remains critically important for the development of Pd's real-time engine, its Tcl/Tk-based graphical user interface has never been very pretty or convenient. Consequently there have been several attempts by the community to improve Pd's user interface in various ways. Pd-extended is the earliest and the longest-running of these, which also includes a fairly complete selection of 3rd party add-ons. However, its development has stopped in 2013 due to lack of contributions, and thus it receives no more bugfixes and updates of the real-time engine.
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