Note This is a web-version of a tutorial chapter embedded right into the XOD IDE. To get a better learning experience we recommend to install the desktop IDE or start the browser-based IDE, and you’ll see the same tutorial there.

Getting Help

Screenshot of 006-help

By now you should be a bit bored by the clock and counter. XOD offers many more nodes to work with and yet more nodes are shared by the community members. What a node does is described with a short annotation carried with the node. Your discovery starts with reading these descriptions.


Let’s learn a few ways to see nodes’ descriptions.

  1. Scroll to the xod/math section in the Project Browser and click to expand it.
  2. Click on the clip patch, and then press the H key. A help box with the description will appear.
  3. Click on another patch. Help panel will move and show a description for it.
  4. Select some node on the patch board and press the H key. Quick Help panel will appear at the right side of the patch board.

Discover a few more nodes bundled within the XOD standard library.

👆 Help while searching

As you probably noticed from previous lessons, the help boxes also automatically appear when using Suggester.

Extra exercise

Using all the knowledge you have up to this moment, try to make a program which shows a cosine of a continuously increasing angle. Math is beautiful!

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