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Bit shift to the left

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Description

Shifts all bit values to the left. This has the effect of multiplying a number by a power of two, but is less expensive in computer time.

Examples

Same effect as multiplying by a power of 2

Arguments

initial-value [int]

Optional

Sets an initial value for the number of bits by which to shift leftward.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

Messages

bang

In left inlet: Performs the bit-shift with the numbers currently stored. If there is no argument, << initially holds 0 as the number of bits by which to shift.

int

Arguments

input [int]
In left inlet: All bits of the number, in binary form, are shifted to the left by a certain number of bits. The resulting number is sent out the outlet.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

amount-of-bitshift [int]
In right inlet: The number is stored as the number of bits to left-shift the number in the left inlet.

float

Arguments

input [float]
See the int listing.

set

Arguments

set-input [int]
Sets input to the object without causing output (bang will output it).

list

Arguments

input [int]
shift-amount [int]
In left inlet: The first number is bit-shifted to the left by the number of bits specified by the second number.

Output

int

The number in the left inlet is bit-shifted to the left by a certain number of bits. The number of bits by which to shift is specified by the number in the right inlet. The output is the resulting bit-shifted number.

See Also

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