- Downloads: This is where you get ready-made packages for Linux, Mac and Windows.
- JGU packages: You can also use these if you’re on Arch or a recent Ubuntu version.
- Sources: Github mirror of the sources, updated regularly.
- Development: Wilkes’ Gitlab repository. This is where you should go for submitting bug reports and pull requests.
- Intro: Read this to learn more about Purr Data.
About Purr Data
Pd (Pure Data) is a graphical data-flow programming environment which is geared towards real-time interactive computer music and multimedia applications. It is a full-featured open-source alternative to its commercial sibling, Cycling74’s Max.
Purr Data serves the same purpose, but offers a new and much improved graphical user interface and includes many 3rd party plug-ins. Like Pd, it runs on Linux, macOS and Windows, and is open-source throughout.
Purr Data also offers some notable advancements over “classic” Pd-l2ork:
- cross platform compatibility
- improved SVG graphics
Purr Data continues to offer all of Pd-l2ork’s GUI and usability improvements, a help browser giving access to help patches in PDDP (Pd Documentation Project) format, and a large collection of bundled 3rd party externals, while using the latest and greatest version of Pd’s tried and proven real-time engine under the hood.
Purr Data is the official nickname of the Pd-l2ork 2.x branch. Quite obviously the name is a play on “Pure Data” on which “Purr Data” is ultimately based. It also raises positive connotations of soothing purring sounds, and makes for a nice logo. 😺
This repository is a mirror of Wilkes’ original Gitlab repository available at https://git.purrdata.net/jwilkes/purr-data. We mainly use this as a one-stop shop to make it easy for you to get your hands on the latest source and the available releases, including pre-built packages for Linux, macOS and Windows.
Here’s a quick shopping list:
A quick introduction to Purr Data with more details can be found here.
All development takes place on https://git.purrdata.net/jwilkes/purr-data, so that’s where you should go for submitting bug reports and pull requests.
For general support, questions and discussion please subscribe to the DISIS Pd-l2ork mailing list.
The latest and greatest downloads can be found at https://github.com/agraef/purr-data/releases.
At the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) we also maintain a collection of Linux packages built from latest git sources for Arch Linux (via the Arch User Repositories a.k.a. AUR) and recent Ubuntu releases (via Launchpad).
Besides “classic” Pd-l2ork and Purr Data these repositories also contain extensions for the Faust and Pure programming languages as well as all required dependencies which are not in the standard package repositories. Please check the following links for more information and installation instructions: Arch, Ubuntu.
Enjoy your stay!