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<H1>Pd Documentation</H1>

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This is the HTML documentation for Pd, a patchable environment for audio
analysis, synthesis, and processing,
with a rich set of multimedia capabilities.  The latest version of this page
can be found at:
    <a href="http://www.crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/software.html" name=s1>
    http://www.crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/software.html</A> .
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<LI> <a href="x1.htm" name=s1>introduction </A>
<OL>
    <LI> <a href="x1.htm#s1">guide to the documentation </A>
    <LI> <a href="x1.htm#s2">other resources </A>
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<LI> <A href="x2.htm" name=s2>theory of operation </A>
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    <LI> <A href="x2.htm#s1"> overview </A>
    <OL>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s1.1"> main window, canvases, and printout </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s1.2"> object boxes </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s1.3"> message and GUI boxes </A>
    	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s1.4"> patches and files </A>
    </OL>
    <LI> <A href="x2.htm#s2"> how to edit patches </A>
    <OL>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s2.1"> edit and run mode </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s2.2"> creating boxes </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s2.3"> the selection </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s2.4"> deleting, cutting, and pasting </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s2.5"> changing the text </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s2.6"> connecting and disconnecting boxes </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s2.7"> properties and help </A>
    </OL>
    <LI> <A href="x2.htm#s3"> messages </A>
    <OL>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s3.1"> anatomy of a message </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s3.2"> depth first message passing </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s3.3">
	    hot and cold inlets and right to left outlet order </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s3.3"> message boxes </A>
    </OL>
    <LI> <A href="x2.htm#s4"> audio signals </A>
    <OL>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s4.1"> sample rate and format </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s4.2"> tilde objects and audio connections </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s4.3"> converting to and from messages </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s4.4"> switching and blocking </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s4.5"> nonlocal signal connections </A>
    </OL>
    <LI> <A href="x2.htm#s5"> scheduling </A>
    <OL>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s5.1"> audio and messages </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s5.2"> computation load </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s5.3"> determinism </A>
    </OL>
    <LI> <A href="x2.htm#s6"> semantics </A>
    <OL>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s6.1"> creation of objects </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s6.2"> persistence of data </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s6.3"> message passing </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s6.4"> inlets and lists </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s6.5"> dollar signs </A>
    </OL>
    <LI> <A href="x2.htm#s7"> subpatches </A>
    <OL>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s7.1"> abstractions </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s7.2"> graph-on-parent subpatches </A>
    </OL>
    <LI> <A href="x2.htm#s8"> numeric arrays </A>
    <LI> <A href="x2.htm#s9"> data structures </A>
    <OL>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s9.1"> traversal </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s9.2"> accessing and changing data </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s9.3"> editing </A>
	<LI> <A href="x2.htm#s9.4"> limitations </A>
    </OL>

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<LI> <a href="x3.htm" name=s3> getting Pd to run </A>
<OL>
    <LI> <a href="x3.htm#s1.0"> audio and MIDI </A>
    <LI> <a href="x3.htm#s1.1">installing Pd in Microsoft Windows </A>
    <LI> <a href="x3.htm#s1.2">installing Pd in Linux </A>
    <LI> <a href="x3.htm#s1.3">installing Pd in MacOS X </A>
    <LI> <a href="x3.htm#s1.4">installing Pd in IRIX (SGI) </A>
    <LI> <a href="x3.htm#s4"> preferences and startup options </A>
    <LI> <a href="x3.htm#s5"> how Pd searches for files </A>
</OL>
<LI> <a href="x4.htm" name=s4> writing Pd objects in C </A>

<LI> <a href="x5.htm" name=s5> current status </A>
<OL>
    <LI> <a href="x5.htm#s1"> release notes </A>
    <LI> <a href="x5.htm#s2"> known bugs </A>
    <LI> <a href="x5.htm#s3"> differences from Max/MSP </A>
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    <LI> <a href="x5.htm#s4"> new features in Pd-l2ork </A>
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    Making Pd work
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