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## Pure Data L2ork Contributor's Guide
maintainer: Ivica Bukvic <ico@vt.edu>
maintainer: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika@yahoo.com>
### One Paragraph Project Overview
### One Paragraph Overview
Pure Data (aka Pd) is a visual programming. That means you can use it to
create software graphically by drawing diagrams instead of writing lines of
code. These diagram shows how data flows through the software, displaying on
the screen what text-based languages require you to piece together in your mind.
### Three Paragraph Project Overview
### Distributions of Pure Data
There are currently three main distributions of Pure Data:
1. Pd-l2ork. Version used by Ivica Bukvic for his laptop orchestra. This
guide is for Pd-l2ork.
2. Pure Data "Vanilla". Miller Puckette's personal version which he hosts on
his website and maintains. It doesn't include external libraries like
objects for doing graphics, video, etc.
2. Pure Data Extended. A monolithic distribution which ships with lots of
external libraries. At the moment it doesn't look to be maintained.
### Three Paragraph Overview
Pd has been designed with an emphasis on generating sound, video,
2D/3D graphics, and connecting through sensors, input devices, and MIDI as well
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also suitable for learning basic multimedia processing and visual programming
methods, as well as for realizing complex systems for large-scale projects.
### Distributions of Pure Data
There are currently three main distributions of Pure Data:
1. Pd-l2ork. Version used by Ivica Bukvic for his laptop orchestra. This
contributor's guide is for Pd-l2ork.
2. Pure Data "Vanilla". Miller Puckette's personal version which he hosts on
his website and maintains. It doesn't include external libraries like
objects for doing graphics, video, etc.
2. Pure Data Extended. A monolithic distribution which ships with lots of
external libraries. At the moment it doesn't look to be maintained.
### Pd-l2ork Goals
Pd-l2ork has the following goals:
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http://l2ork.music.vt.edu/main/?page_id=56#install-dev
### Contributor's Guide
Contributing is easy:
1. Join the development list:
http://disis.music.vt.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/l2ork-dev
2. Tell us what you'd like to work on. Unfortunately there are _lots_ of
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