I’m facing the same issue – how to store grid sequences – in my norns script experiments.
I’d like to try out this idea in a future version of my
AWAKE script experiment to reduce the number of parameters that are to be saved when saving a grid page. I want to turn grid page (i.e. 16 steps with 9 values per step, as each steps LED’s are either off or 1 of its 8 LEDs is lit) into one large integer number. E.g.
9000300090309357 gives full velocity on steps 1, 9 and 13, lower velocity on steps 5 and 11, and increasing velocities on steps 14, 15 and 16.
As far as I understood this post, norns can display integer numbers with up to 20 digits, but the leftmost number would be only either 0 or 1, and the one right next to it could only go from 0 to 8, which leaves 18 digits that can each cover the whole range from 0 to 9.
This should work, no? Or am I on the wrong path?