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past

Notify when a threshold is passed

Description

Sends a bang when a number rises above a certain specified value.

Examples

Send out bang only when the input goes past the threshold in an upward direction

Arguments

list [list]

Sets the numbers which must be exceeded by the numbers received in the inlet. Output will be triggered when any of the threshold values are met or exceeded.

number [int]

Triggers output when the number is met or exceeded.

Attributes

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.

Messages

int

Arguments

input [int]
If there is only one argument, and the input is greater than the argument, and the previous input was not greater than or equal to it, past sends a bang out the outlet.

float

Arguments

input [float]
If there is only one argument, and the input is greater than the argument, and the previous input was not greater than or equal to it, past sends a bang out the outlet.

list

Arguments

input [list]
The numbers in the list are compared to the arguments. If all of the numbers in the list are greater than or equal to the corresponding arguments, a bang is sent out the outlet. Before a bang is sent again, however, past must receive a clear message, or must receive another list in which the number that equaled or exceeded its argument goes back below (is less than) its argument.

clear

Causes past to forget previously received input, readying it to send a bang message again.

set

Arguments

watch-list [list]
The word set , followed by one or more numbers, sets the numbers which must be equaled or exceeded by the numbers received in the past object's inlet.

Output

bang

If all of the arguments are equaled or exceeded by the numbers received in the inlet, past sends out a bang . Otherwise, past does nothing. If there is a single argument, a bang is sent only as a number increases past its threshold. Once the threshold has been passed, the number must go below the threshold again, then increase past it, before another bang will be sent.

See Also

Name Description
maximum Output the highest value
peak Output larger numbers
> Compare numbers for greater than condition