Skip to content
Go to file


Failed to load latest commit information.
Latest commit message
Commit time
Nov 5, 2020
Nov 5, 2020
Nov 5, 2020
Aug 7, 2020


# Pure Data

This is the README file for Pd, a free real-time computer music system.

## Getting Pd

You can get Pd for Linux, macOS, or Microsoft Windows from:

or from the Pure Data community site:

Installation instructions are in INSTALL.txt and the HTML documentation at:

If you download and unpack Pd, you will also find the HTML documentation
locally in the file "doc/1.manual/index.htm".

Linux (or FreeBSD): In some Linux installations you can download Pd via "apt-get
install puredata" or "dnf install puredata"; otherwise you can download
the source and compile it as described in INSTALL.txt.

Apple macOS: Pd binaries are distributed as a "tar.gz" file. The web browser
will probably download this archive into your Downloads folder. Double click
to extract the archived Mac app which you can then run and/or drag into your
Applications folder.

Microsoft Windows: Pd binaries are distributed as a self-extracting executable
or as a "zip" file.

If you have questions about Pd or if you wish to be notified of releases,
you can browse and/or join the Pd mailing list:

Many extensions to Pd are available, for instance to add video and 3D graphics.
The easiest way to get these is to use the "Find externals" command in Pd's Help

## Copyright

Except as otherwise noted, all files in the Pd distribution are

    Copyright (c) 1997-2017 Miller Puckette and others.

For information on usage and redistribution, and for a DISCLAIMER OF ALL
WARRANTIES, see 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, Dan
Wilcox, David Zicarelli, IOhannes m 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.


Pure Data - a free real-time computer music system




No packages published
You can’t perform that action at this time.