This is the README file for Pd, a free real-time computer music software
package resembling Max. You can get Pd for Linux, Mac OSX, or MS Windows,
Installation instructions are in the HTML DOCUMENTATION at:
If you download and unpack Pd, you will also find the html documentation
locally in the file, .../pd-whatever/doc/1.manual/index.htm. To unpack Pd:
LINUX (or freeBSD). In some linux installations you can download Pd via
"apt-get install puredata" or "yum install puredata"; otherwise you will have to
download the source and compile it as follows:
First download Pd, which will be a ".tar.gz" file; to unpack it, type "tar xzf
[name].tar.gz" to a shell. (Alternatively, check the sources out from a
repository). This creates a directory with a name like "pd-0.35". In a shell,
cd to "src". If there's a file named "configure", type "./configure" and then
"make". If there's no "configure", generate one first by typing "autoconf" then
"./configure" and "make".
Microsoft Windows. Pd binaries are distributed as a "zip" file. Unzip this,
creating a directory such as \pd.
Macintosh. The web browser will automatically unpack the distributions
into a folder such as "pd-0.35" on your desktop.
If you have qustions about Pd, or if you wish to be notified of releases,
check the Pd mailing list: http://iem.mhsg.ac.at/mailinglists/pd-list/
Many extensions to Pd are available, notably for handling video and 3D
graphics; see the html documentation for pointers.
COPYRIGHT. Except as otherwise noted, all files in the Pd distribution are
Copyright (c) 1997-2012 Miller Puckette and others.
For information on usage and redistribution, and for a DISCLAIMER OF ALL
WARRANTIES, see the file, "LICENSE.txt," included in the Pd distribution.
(Note that tcl/tk, expr, and some other files are copyrighted separately).
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. Thanks to Harry Castle, Krzysztof Czaja, Mark Danks,
Christian Feldbauer, Guenter Geiger, Kerry Hagan, Trevor Johnson, Fernando
Lopez-Lezcano, Adam Lindsay, Karl MacMillan, Thomas Musil, Toshinori Ohkouchi,
Winfried Ritsch, Vibeke Sorensen, Rand Steiger, Hans-Christoph Steiner,
Shahrokh Yadegari, David Zicarelli, Iohannes Zmoelnig, and probably many others
for contributions of code, documentation, ideas, and expertise. This work has
received support from Intel, Keith Mcmillen Instruments, and UCSD.