print Reference

Print any message in the Max Console

print

Description

print will print any input into the Max Console for debugging, messaging, or analysis purposes. Selecting "Show Output" from the Object Action Menu opens the sidebar Max console and filters output to only show posts from the print object.

Examples

Used for displaying output, or for notifying when an event takes place

Arguments

identifier [anything]

Optional

The argument is an identifier for the print object. Each message printed in the Max Console is preceded by the name of the print object. The name can be either a number or a word. If there is no argument, the name of the print object is print. Using an argument to print can help distinguish the output of two or more print objects.

Attributes

deltatime [int] (default: 0)

Print Time Between Messages

floatprecision [int] (default: 0)

Selects regular, low, or high precision float display

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'low'
2 = 'high'

Popup When Message Received

time [int] (default: 0)

Prints scheduler time before message

Common Box Attributes

Messages

bang

Performs the same function as anything.

int

Arguments

input [int]
Performs the same function as anything.

float

Arguments

input [float]
Performs the same function as anything.

list

Arguments

input [list]
Performs the same function as anything.

anything

Arguments

input [list]
Messages are not interpreted by the print object. They are simply printed verbatim in the Max Console.

(mouse)

Double-clicking on any print object opens the Max Console or brings it to the front.

dictionary

Arguments

dict [symbol]
Sending a dict to print will display the fully expanded contents of the dictionary in the console as though it were a single line.

Output

anything

There are no outlets. The message received in the inlet is printed in the Max Console.

See Also

Name Description
Max Basic Tutorial 1: Hello Max Basic Tutorial 1: Hello
Max Basic Tutorial 2: Bang! Max Basic Tutorial 2: Bang!
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