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Plain Text files

Wikipedia on Plain Text
Wikipedia on Character Encodings
Wikipedia on Unicode

Related nodes

Reader (String)
Writer (String)

vvvv uses Unicode internally but it allows you to read and write plain text files in any encoding you like.

Plain Text files are good for:

  • saving texts
  • saving values in a human-readable form

Their weakness:

  • big size of the files
  • conversion of values into characters & loosing precision

Files that contain markup or other meta-data are generally considered plain-text.

Examples in your vvvv\girlpower\ directory:

  • \IO\Files

See also:

Raw binary files

Related nodes

Reader (Raw)
Writer (Raw)
GetBytes (Raw)
AsValue (Raw)
AsString (Raw)
AsColor (Raw)
AsRaw (Value)
AsRaw (String)
AsRaw (Color)
...and many more

Any file on your harddrive can be read using the Reader (Raw). Its raw bytes can be converted into one of vvvvs datatypes or used as they are, only you know the limits. Raw data can also be saved into a file using the Writer (Raw).

Examples in your vvvv\girlpower\ directory:

  • IO\Files

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~1d ago

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~3d ago

joreg: one more release candidate for beta36: beta36-release-candidate please test and report #vvvv

~3d ago

stephan_grosse8: we are offering a permanent position for a vvvv programmer. Main focus is on interactive exhibits. mail: stephan@grosse8.de

~4d ago

joreg: @eglod: if not, we're doing something wrong... but did you check any of the other timeline options? animation

~4d ago

andresc4: Sometimes people finalize a project and can donate a good amount that month, but nobody knows what will happen on the next one :D

~4d ago

andresc4: @vux as @eno say, I think a 1 time payment of any given value its a good option also

~4d ago

ggml: where id the vl search algorythm implementation discussion?

~4d ago

eglod: @ catweasel, o.k. may be, I have to learn vl. Thank You catweasel! Is this possible with 84 years, what think You?

~4d ago

catweasel: I guess part of the issue, is payment is $ which means transaction fees on every payement will add up!