counter
Gen Reference

counter

A sample-rate counter

Description

Accumulates and outputs a stored count, similarly to Max's counter object, but triggered at sample-rate. The amount to accumulate per sample is set by the first input (incr). The count can be reset by a non-zero value in the second input (reset). The third inlet (max) sets a maximum value; the counter will wrap if it reaches this value. However if the maximum value is set to 0 (the default), the counter will assume no limit and count indefinitely. The first outlet outputs the current count, the second outlet outputs 1 when the count wraps at the maximum and zero otherwise, and the third outlet outputs the number of wraps (the carry count).

Constructors

  • { arguments={incr, max}, inlets={reset} }
  • { arguments={max}, inlets={incr, reset} }
  • { arguments={}, inlets={incr, reset, max} }

Inlets

incr

Typefloat

amount to add per sample

max

Typefloat

count limit (zero means no limit)

reset

Typefloat

non-zero value resets the count

Attributes

init [float] (default: 0)

g/s(set)

Specify the initial count

Common Box Attributes

annotation [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.

background [int] (default: 0)

Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer. background 1 adds the object to the background layer, background 0 removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.

color [4 floats]

Sets the color for the object box outline.

fontface [int]

Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:

plain
bold
italic
bold italic

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'

fontname [symbol]

Sets the object's font.

fontsize [float]

Sets the object's font size (in points).

Possible values:

'8'
'9'
'10'
'11'
'12'
'13'
'14'
'16'
'18'
'20'
'24'
'30'
'36'
'48'
'64'
'72'

hidden [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.

hint [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.

ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.

patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)

Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.

position [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.

presentation [int] (default: 0)

Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.

presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.

rect [4 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).

size [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.

textcolor [float]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Text Justification

Possible values:

0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'

varname [symbol]

Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.

See Also

Name Description
accum An additive accumulator
counter A sample-rate counter
history Single-sample delay, allowing feedback connections
mulequals A multiplicative accumulator
plusequals An additive accumulator