Extension

Median of recent values, triggered

Source: MCLDTriggeredStatsUGens.sc

Calculates the median of the most recent length values, but only paying attention to values input while the trigger is greater than zero. One application of this is to calculate a running median of values coming from FFT analysis.

While trig<=0, the last-measured median is held constant.

The length argument is set at initialisation, and cannot be modulated. The length is directly reflected in the amount of real-time memory taken by this UGen, so please think carefully before using large values of length. Values in the low single- or double-figures are expected.

The median is implemented using a simple "selection sort", which is another argument against using large values for length since the performance is not tailored for large collections.

s.boot; // Simple polling of median values - you could do this without a UGen! x = {|val=1, t_trig=0| MedianTriggered.kr(val, t_trig, 3).poll(t_trig, "Median of recent 3 values"); }.play; x.set(\val, 10.rand.postln, \t_trig, 1); // Execute this repeatedly x.free; // Same but with 4 values - note the way medians behave with even-sized sets x = {|val=1, t_trig=0| MedianTriggered.kr(val, t_trig, 4).poll(t_trig, "Median of recent 4 values"); }.play; x.set(\val, 10.rand.postln, \t_trig, 1); // Execute this repeatedly x.free; // Using it as an audio filter - compare the sounds of these: x = {WhiteNoise.ar(0.1)}.play; x.free; x = {MedianTriggered.ar(WhiteNoise.ar(0.1), 1, 3)}.play; // Note that Median.ar is more efficient for this kind of thing x.free; x = {MedianTriggered.ar(WhiteNoise.ar(0.1), 1, 11)}.play; // Note that Median.ar is more efficient for this kind of thing x.free;

helpfile source: /usr/local/share/SuperCollider/Extensions/SC3plugins/MCLDUGens/HelpSource/Classes/MedianTriggered.schelp

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