ftables, or Function Tables, is a term borrowed from MUSIC N
and the Csound, used to describe fixed-lenth floating point
tables, often used by things like table lookup oscillators.
Presumably, the "function" aspect may come from the fact that
these tables were often allocated then put through a
function to do things like generate sine waves.
Ftables are a data structure defined in Soundpipe, and are
often abbreviated as
ftbl in code, and in C have the struct
GEN routines are another throwback term found in MUSIC N and Csound. These are things that take in csound
TODO Making Ftables
TODO Gen routines
TODO UGens that take ftables
Getting ftable size/duration
The runt words
size and duration, respectively.
tblsize returns the length of the ftable in
tbldur returns the length
of the ftable in seconds.
Retrieving table values
tget sets an ftable.