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thresh

Combine numbers and lists when received close together

Description

Collects items into a list if they appear within a certain specifiable amount of time. Each time an item arrives, the time is reset.

Examples

If threshold time is exceeded without a new number being received, thresh sends out what it holds

Arguments

threshold [int]

Optional

Sets an initial value for the threshold time. If no argument is present, the initial value is 10 milliseconds.

threshold-time [float]

Optional

Converted to int .

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]
In left inlet: Numbers and lists are combined into a list if received within a certain time of each other. When the time between incoming numbers is greater than the specified threshold, the list is sent out the outlet, and a new list is started.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

threshold [int]
In right inlet: The number is stored as the time, in milliseconds, to wait before sending out the compiled list of numbers. If no new number is received in the left inlet within that time, the list is sent out and a new list is started.

float

Arguments

input [float]
In left inlet: Numbers and lists are combined into a list if received within a certain time of each other. When the time between incoming numbers is greater than the specified threshold, the list is sent out the outlet, and a new list is started.

In right inlet: The number is stored as the time, in milliseconds, to wait before sending out the compiled list of numbers. If no new number is received in the left inlet within that time, the list is sent out and a new list is started.

list

Arguments

input [list]
In left inlet: The entire list is appended to the list stored in thresh.

Output

list

Each number or lists received in the left inlet is appended to a list stored by thresh. If a certain time passes without a new number being received, thresh sends out the list and starts a new list.

See Also

Name Description
bondo Synchronize a group of messages
buddy Synchronize arriving data
iter Break a list into individual messages
join Combine items into a list
pack Create a list
quickthresh Fast chord detection
zl Process lists in many ways