See the wiki for the complete documentation
This plugin provides features for iterating through an arbitrarily complex sets of objects. They are provided both as procedures, to make it easier to write scripts that use those iterative features, and as scripts, to encapsulate the most commonly needed applications.
The procedures are written in such a way that their behaviour can be almost completely redefined by means of procedure redefinition, which is a way to implement something akin to code hooks in Praat.
In simple terms, this means that the code that gets executed at specific times during the iteration are designed to be modified. This makes the procedures incredibly versatile.
The first set of procedures (
for_each.proc) defines the core iterative
features, which uses
Strings objects to represent sets of objects
to iterate over. This makes it possible to seamlessly iterate over objects that
reside in the Object list, on disk, or in a combination of both.
The second set of procedures (
view_each.proc) demonstrates one possible
for_each to allow for easy navigation both back and forth over
the specified (sets of) objects, opening the appropriate editor window for each
The first one will execute a specified script during each iteration, and select
all the objects created over those iterations at the end. The script also makes
it possible to specify whether the iteration should be done directly over the
selected objects, by selecting one object per type for each iteration, or by
using the selected objects (either
Strings objects) as sets of
As an example, if told to iterate over the selected objects, and given a script with the instructions
name$ = extractWord$(selected$(), " ") Copy: name$
then the resulting selection after completion would be a copy of all the initially selected objects.
The second comes in two flavours, and will iterate over either objects in the
Object list or on disk and provide an editor for each, if applicable. If
the selection includes only
TextGrid objects, then the script will
automatically pair these for each iteration. The navigation over the objects is
robust enough to support the deletion of objects with no ill effects.
The provided scripts and the tests provide a good example of the versatility made possible thanks to procedure redefinition. Take a look at the code for ideas, or visit the wiki for the full documentation of the available hooks and start writing your own scripts!