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Pure Data or short Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment may look frightening at first. The user interface shines by beeing blank and empty. How to get started? Which are the available objects and how do they work? This list here wants to give some hints on the most valuable fakts and links to get you started.

  1. http://puredata.info/downloads is the landing page to download vanilla Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment and Purr-Data.
  2. A basic start will give you the Flossmanual Pure Data. It covers almost all topics from installation, configuration to more complex programming techniques.
  3. The official manual for Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment can be accessed by a web browser locally through the menue Help → HTML[[HTML|Hypertext Markup Language]]. It is written by Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment's author Miller-Puckette and in English. Be warned: the manual can be a bit technical, but some of the important stuff is only to be found there. The manual is the reference for any other third party help.
  4. Examples. In the same menu you'll find the example patches if you click on “Browser”. The examples you'll find in the folder “Audio Examples” have the same chapter numbers than the book The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music ISBN 981-270077-3 by Miller Puckette online HTML or PDF, you may look at those patches parallel to reading the book. For beginners it might have a steep learning curve but you can stop any time and come back there later. Following Help → Browser → Manuals you'll also find some tutorials better suited for beginners: Intro, Sound, Visual und Networking
  5. Context menu → Help: If you rightclick on any object → Help you'll open the Help-Patch for this object where the function is explained. With rightclick-Help on the background of the patching window you'll get a lst of available objects.
  6. puredata.org is the official website for Pure Data. You'll find here up to date information, online-help, more weblinks, downloads, FAQ and more.
  7. You love video tutorials? Then search for videos . YouTube Playlist, Pure Data vimeo group
  8. The Workshop files with patches by Max Neupert and Frank Barknecht (some with german comments) for download here: Media:Pd workshop.zip. The Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment/Gem[[Tracking Motion Detection#Gem|Graphics Environment for Multimedia]] an OpenGL extension for →[[Pure Data|Pd]] patches for the movement recognition: Bewegungsmelder.
  9. Andy Farnell is Author of the book Designing Sound ISBN 0-262-01441-6
  10. The book Loadbang by Johannes Kreidler with an online tutorial: http://www.pd-tutorial.com ISBN 978-3-936000-57-3
  11. The help of Gem[[Tracking Motion Detection#Gem|Graphics Environment for Multimedia]] an OpenGL extension for →[[Pure Data|Pd]]. At http://gem.iem.at you may get up to date documentation, tutorials and help-patches for the graphics and 3D-library Gem[[Tracking Motion Detection#Gem|Graphics Environment for Multimedia]] an OpenGL extension for →[[Pure Data|Pd]]. They are included in Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment-extended.
  12. Weitere Tutorials für Gem[[Tracking Motion Detection#Gem|Graphics Environment for Multimedia]] an OpenGL extension for →[[Pure Data|Pd]] im Netz: http://www.ekran.org/pd/
  13. Spezielle fragen: Wenn man beispielsweise wissen möchte wie man PD1. public domain 2. in the context of the university PD sometimes stands for Product Design auf seinem iPod oder PDA installiert: schon mal Google gefragt? suche nach "pure data"+pda führen meist zu Antworten.
  14. Wenn noch Fragen offen sind lohnt es sich die Pd Mailingliste zu abonnieren. Dort kann jeder Fragen an die Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment User- und Entwicklercommunity stellen, die meist freundlich beantwortet werden. Allerdings sollte man sich darauf einstellen ca. 15 E-Mails pro Tag zu erhalten. Alternativ gibt es auch ein Web-Forum zu Pure Data

Giving back

If you feel gratitude that you were able to use Pure Data for your work free of charge and for the help of the developers and the community you have different ways to give back:

  1. spread the word
  2. upload and share your work and patches, so others can learn
  3. help beginners
  4. if you have programming skills write abstractions, externals or even get into the core Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment development