tb0, tb1, tb2, tb3, tb4, tb5, tb6, tb7, tb8, tb9, tb10, tb11, tb12, tb13, tb14, tb15, tb0_init, tb1_init, tb2_init, tb3_init, tb4_init, tb5_init, tb6_init, tb7_init, tb8_init, tb9_init, tb10_init, tb11_init, tb12_init, tb13_init, tb14_init, tb15_init — Table Read Access inside expressions.


Allow to read tables in function fashion, to be used inside expressions. At present time Csound only supports functions with a single input argument. However, to access table elements, user must provide two numbers, i.e. the number of table and the index of element. So, in order to allow to access a table element with a function, a previous preparation step should be done.


tb0_init ifn
tb1_init ifn
tb2_init ifn
tb3_init ifn
tb4_init ifn
tb5_init ifn
tb6_init ifn
tb7_init ifn
tb8_init ifn
tb9_init ifn
tb10_init ifn
tb11_init ifn
tb12_init ifn
tb13_init ifn
tb14_init ifn
tb15_init ifn
iout = tb0(iIndex)
kout = tb0(kIndex)
iout = tb1(iIndex)
kout = tb1(kIndex)
iout = tb2(iIndex)
kout = tb2(kIndex)
iout = tb3(iIndex)
kout = tb3(kIndex)
iout = tb4(iIndex)
kout = tb4(kIndex)
iout = tb5(iIndex)
kout = tb5(kIndex)
iout = tb6(iIndex)
kout = tb6(kIndex)
iout = tb7(iIndex)
kout = tb7(kIndex)
iout = tb8(iIndex)
kout = tb8(kIndex)
iout = tb9(iIndex)
kout = tb9(kIndex)
iout = tb10(iIndex)
kout = tb10(kIndex)
iout = tb11(iIndex)
kout = tb11(kIndex)
iout = tb12(iIndex)
kout = tb12(kIndex)
iout = tb13(iIndex)
kout = tb13(kIndex)
iout = tb14(iIndex)
kout = tb14(kIndex)
iout = tb15(iIndex)
kout = tb15(kIndex)


There are 16 different opcodes whose name is associated with a number from 0 to 15. User can associate a specific table with each opcode (so the maximum number of tables that can be accessed in function fashion is 16). Prior to access a table, user must associate the table with one of the 16 opcodes by means of an opcode chosen among tb0_init, ..., tb15_init. For example,

      tb0_init  1

associates table 1 with tb0( ) function, so that, each element of table 1 can be accessed (in function fashion) with:

      kvar = tb0(k_some_index_of_table1) * k_some_other_var

      ivar = tb0(i_some_index_of_table1) + i_some_other_var


By using these opcodes, user can drastically reduce the number of lines of an orchestra, improving its readability.


Written by Gabriel Maldonado.