This example is for Processing 3+. If you have a previous version, use the examples included with your software. If you see any errors or have suggestions, please let us know.

Mouse Signals.

Move and click the mouse to generate signals. The top row is the signal from "mouseX", the middle row is the signal from "mouseY", and the bottom row is the signal from "mousePressed".

 
int[] xvals;
int[] yvals;
int[] bvals;

void setup() 
{
  size(640, 360);
  noSmooth();
  xvals = new int[width];
  yvals = new int[width];
  bvals = new int[width];
}

int arrayindex = 0;

void draw()
{
  background(102);
  
  for(int i = 1; i < width; i++) { 
    xvals[i-1] = xvals[i]; 
    yvals[i-1] = yvals[i];
    bvals[i-1] = bvals[i];
  } 
  // Add the new values to the end of the array 
  xvals[width-1] = mouseX; 
  yvals[width-1] = mouseY;
  if(mousePressed) {
    bvals[width-1] = 0;
  } else {
    bvals[width-1] = 255;
  }
  
  fill(255);
  noStroke();
  rect(0, height/3, width, height/3+1);

  for(int i=1; i<width; i++) {
    stroke(255);
    point(i, xvals[i]/3);
    stroke(0);
    point(i, height/3+yvals[i]/3);
    stroke(255);
    line(i, 2*height/3+bvals[i]/3, i, (2*height/3+bvals[i-1]/3));
  }
}