why won't "label $1" work on messages to send it through a local variable send object box to then make it a label? are there any way to make the "$1" part whitout extra characters around "$1"? i'm a bit new to this so i do not know much terminology. any help would be greatly appreciated! image of label $1 message
"label $1" on messages won't work.
@4ZZ4 I assume you actually want the value of $1 to show as the label.
$1 in a message takes the incomining float or symbol (and $2 the second one in a list.... etc.)...
You need to do this to send an abstraction argument, as they are only substituted in an object.....
And it depends whether the argument is a float or a symbol.
Although you could just put $1 in the label space in the object's properties window which would do the same thing.
@whale-av (on the picture that you sent) why are there bangs connected to a $1 object box and a symbol $1 object box that is connected to a label $1? and how would that work if it is just sent through a send without a variable? i do not understand what a symbol is and i'm very new to pure data variables. i tried to do something similar to what you showed by sending a number through the symbol $1, but the label just said "float". i wanted it to show the number that i sent in and not float as it did here: test
@whale-av so i got it to work, but i could not make the variable where you have woof a local ($0) variable as i wanted. but it works anyways. thank you a lot for helping me. i've seen you a lot around this forum, great work, man! keep it up!