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written by: Tenebrous

Thanks again Sam :)

written by: Tenebrous

Thu, 13 May 2010 13:05:28 +0100 BST

Could someone please clarify how inputs & outputs on agent ports work?

For example, if you look at the Scaler article, it seems that there are two ports for roll, "Roll input" and "Roll output", but it says that both of those can be "input, output, set".

Does this mean what it actually says, i.e. the "Roll input" port can be used for both input AND output? Or is there actually only one "Roll" port which is capable of being an input and an output?


written by: sam

Fri, 14 May 2010 14:44:30 +0100 BST

Hi Tenebrous,

Thanks for your interest in our documentation.

Each Port has a specific name, e.g. 'Roll input' - 'Roll input' and 'Roll Output' are two separate Ports on the Scaler. The 'Roll input' Port in almost all practical operation within EigenD is used as an input to the Scaler Agent, hence the 'input' reference in the name. However, in certain rare circumstances it also has the ability to act as an output, and has a settable value. This is the reason for the 'input, output, set' which you previously mentioned.

So to summarise, if the Port name contains the word 'input' or 'output', in practical usage within EigenD it will in most cases act as such, but can also technically work in other ways, which are described in the documentation.

I hope this clarifies the situation for you.

Eigenlabs Software Department

written by: Tenebrous

Fri, 14 May 2010 15:39:58 +0100 BST


Thanks for that... so basically, with this example, in 99% of cases you'd use "Roll input" as an input and "Roll output" as an output.

Thanks again,

written by: sam

Mon, 17 May 2010 14:59:02 +0100 BST

Hi Tene,

Yes that's right.


written by: Tenebrous

Mon, 17 May 2010 15:03:15 +0100 BST

Thanks again Sam :)

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