Hello everybody, I just want to say I stumbled across the Kadenze course and
think it's amazing, and it's free. You can really feel that ChucK was built to
help people learn and enjoy and create.
I picked up the book also, item 5 in Spencer's list. It's a wonderful resource
that works very well with the online course.
Also note that Kadenze offers Perry Cook's free course
which continues to expand ChucK wisdom into the realm of physical modeling,
which is my main interest. There's a book for that too. The code in the book is
written in C, but all the examples (downloadable) are in ChucK, and ChucK is
what Perry is teaching in this course.
So I'd say that there's a very strong, lively educational and learning
community around ChucK, and I was happy to support it by buying the books.
ChucK has enabled me to do things I've always wanted to do, like making a cloud
of 200 oscillators that drifts up and down in frequency, each a fixed but
changing distance from the next.
I'm very grateful for the Kadenze courses and would encourage anybody to check
From: bli...@gmx.net [mailto:bli...@gmx.net]
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 04:51 PM
Subject: Re: [chuck-users] Manual for Version 1.3 (?)
Thanks for the detailed answer and the links!
Well, seems my first impression was wrong ;-)
Gesendet: Freitag, 14. Oktober 2016 um 19:44 Uhr
Von: "Spencer Salazar" <spen...@ccrma.stanford.edu>
An: "ChucK Users Mailing List" <email@example.com>
Betreff: Re: [chuck-users] Manual for Version 1.3 (?)
Yes, the manual is not very well maintained right now- I think most of its
content is still relevant to the language now, but small bits like how to
install are a little different. Other, more up-to-date resources for learning
include the language reference , which is not just a dry reference as the
name would suggest, but a mix of a walkthrough and reference, and our free
online video-based course , which is based on what we teach at California
Institute of the Arts. The examples are a great resource (included when you
install ChucK; go to File->Open Example in miniAudicle). Graham Coleman's
"Notes on ChucK for Music" is also a good tutorial  and Perry's ChucKU has a
lot of learning resources centralized in one place . If you want to go a
little deeper, the ChucK book  costs money but has a few free sample
The individual who generously created and maintained the ChucK manual stepped
down some time ago. Producing and maintaining high-quality documentation is a
big job, and with all of the other resources available, the ChucK manual has
not been the top priority. That being said we would welcome pull requests to
ensure the manual is up-to-date, relevant, and useful (and actually there have
been a few such PRs recently).
In the last year we've been developing a number of major updates to the
language and ecosystem. I have been working on miniAudicle for iPad, a
tablet-oriented coding environment for ChucK, which is going into beta testing
very soon, and a number of individuals have recently contributed to our growing
collection of chugins --its worth checking out the new ones for ChucK coders
who are looking for new stuff to play with. Small but impactful bits like more
informative exceptions have been developed (and are coming to a release soon).
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 12:05 PM, <bli...@gmx.net> wrote:Is there a specific
reason, why the manual is only available for Version 1.2
(chuck.cs.princeton.edu/release/files/chuck_manual.pdf) and even this one is
hidden and not directly accessible, neither from chuck.cs.princeton.edu/doc/
nor chuck.cs.princeton.edu/doc/learn/ .
The first impression that I get from this is, that developers have lost their
interest in ChucK. Do you think this impression is true?
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