Hidden commands

Some commands in Praat's fixed and dynamic menus are hidden by default. You can still call hidden commands from scripts, run them by clicking on them in a ButtonEditor, or make them visible with the help of the ButtonEditor.

To hide commands that are visible by default, use the ButtonEditor.

What commands are hidden by default?

Commands that are expected to be of very limited use, are hidden by default. Examples are:

1. The commands Add menu command..., Hide menu command..., Show menu command..., Add action command..., Hide action command..., and Show action command... in the Praat menu of the Object window. These are used in the buttons file and could be used by an initialization script or a plug-in as well; in an interactive session, however, the functionality of these commands is part of the ScriptEditor and the ButtonEditor.
2. The command Read from old Praat picture file... in the File menu of the Picture window. For reading a file format that was in use before May, 1995.
3. In the Praat program, the action Sound: Save as Sesam file.... Writes a file format in common use in the Netherlands on Vax machines. In the Dutch phonetics departments, the plugs were pulled from the Vaxes in 1994.
4. In the Praat program, the action Sound: To Cochleagram (edb).... Needed by one person in 1994. An interesting, but undocumented procedure (De Boer's gammatone filter bank plus Meddis & Hewitt's synapse model), which does not create a normally interpretable Cochleagram object.

© ppgb, January 29, 2011