What commands do I need in a Praat script to draw labels for the minimum and maximum of a Sound object?

  • It's not clear what you are asking. Praat only has one "script language". What do you want to achieve? What have you tried? What doesn't work, and how doesn't it work?
    – jja
    Nov 14, 2016 at 16:28
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    What is the code, i.e. terminology I need to use. I have basic skills in scripting, and I have done some online tutorials, but I cannot find the "language" or "terms" to draw a custom waveform. When I use the Praat interface to draw a waveform and check on "Garnish", it draws the sound min and max, and the duration start and end along with label Times (s). I want to customize the garnishment so that duration start, end and label are not drawn.
    – dav
    Nov 14, 2016 at 21:00
  • I tried to adapt part of the script found here: linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/16877/…, but I am not able to get it to work.
    – dav
    Nov 15, 2016 at 15:57
  • Without knowing what you did or how it is not working, it is hard for anyone to help. You might have to start a new question for that. For this one, though, did the commands I linked to in my answer below not help?
    – jja
    Nov 15, 2016 at 18:18

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Take a look at lines 99-100 in the script I posted in this other question, which combines the plotting of Sound, Pitch, and TextGrid objects while reproducing the plotting scheme in the default Praat figures. I suspect the commands you want are in the One mark left/right/top/bottom... family of Picture window commands.

The sound minimum and maximum, on the other hand, are calculated from the Get minimum... and Get maximum... commands for Sound objects.

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