I decided I prefer writing normal logic in a language I’m used to, so I went looking for a Python-external for Pure Data. And sure enough, I found Thomas Grill‘s py/pyext (built upon flext, a C layer for Python externals). I didn’t figure out how to install the binaries (didn’t take the time to experiment) so I just compiled them up. Works great. :-)

Writing externals for this is supersimple:


class example(pyext._class):

def _anything_1(self,args): print “inlet 2:”,args self._outlet(1,1)

def _anything_2(self,args): print “inlet 2:”,args self._outlet(1,2)


This little code should be an external that prints out the argument it receives and sends the inlet number it received the signal on to the outlet.

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