Table DAT

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Summary

The Table DAT lets you hand-edit or create a table of rows and columns of cells, each cell containing a text string. A "table" is one of the two forms of DATs (the other being simply lines of "free-form" text via the Text DAT).

In the Table DAT's viewer you can add rows and columns and type text into any cell of its node viewer. When a Table DAT has its Viewer Active on, right-mouse click on a cell to modify the table's structure, use the <Tab> key to jump to the next cell, and the up/down arrow keys to navigate to adjacent cells.

You can also put strings into table cells using something like op('table1')[2,'select'] = 'yes', or append rows using .appendRow() in python. See also the Script DAT.

The Table DAT can also can load a table from a .txt or .dat file on disk or on the web. Use http:// when specifying a table on the internet. The text will be converted into tab-delimited tables.

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Parameters - Table Page

Edit.. edit - Clicking this opens a text editor to add/edit/delete text from the DAT.

File file - The filesystem path and name of the file to load. Accepts .txt and .dat files.

Load on Start loadonstart - When set to 1, reloads the file from disk into the DAT when the projects starts. Pulse to reload instantly.

Load File loadonstartpulse -

Write on Toe Save write - When set to 1, writes the contents of the DAT out to the file on disk when the project is saved. Pulse to save instantly.

Write File writepulse -

Remove Blank Lines removeblank - When enabled, do not convert blank lines into empty rows when loading files.

Exact Dimensions dims - When enabled, lets you define the exact number of rows and columns of the Table DAT via the /rows and /cols parameter. When you enable this, it will not destroy any existing rows or columns.

Rows rows - Defines the number of rows in the table.

Columns cols - Defines the number of columns in the table.



Parameters - Common Page

Language language - - Select how the DAT decides which script language to operate on.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs script language.
  • Node node - The DAT uses it's own script language.


Edit/View Extension extension - - Select the file extension this DAT should expose to external editors.

  • dat dat - various common file extensions.
  • From Language language - pick extension from DATs script language.
  • Custom Extension custom - Specify a custom extension.


Custom Extension customext - Specifiy the custom extension.


Word Wrap wordwrap - - Enable Word Wrap for Node Display.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs setting.
  • On on - Turn on Word Wrap.
  • Off off - Turn off Word Wrap.



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A form of DATs (Data Operators) that is structured as rows and columns of text strings.

An Operator Family that manipulates text strings: multi-line text or tables. Multi-line text is often a command Script, but can be any multi-line text. Tables are rows and columns of cells, each containing a text string.

To pulse a parameter is to send it a signal from a CHOP or python or a mouse click that causes a new action to occur immediately. A pulse from a CHOP is typically a 0 to 1 to 0 signal in a channel, and a pulse via python is via a .pulse() call on a pulse-type parameter, such as Reset in a Speed CHOP.

The generic thing that holds an Operator, and includes Flags (display, bypass, lock, render, immune) and its position/size in the network. Whether you "lay down an Operator" or "lay down an Node", you're doing the same thing.