The following buttons create new nodes attached to the currently selected node. If creation of a certain node type is not allowed, such as trig function under an AND node, or a second node under a NOT node, the button will be disabled.
A “proxy” is a node used to connect to a topic external to the network (a “boss”) from within the network. In other words: “a proxy stands in for a boss topic”, hence the name “proxy”. Some proxy nodes use the value from their boss topic directly, whiles others use the value from the boss topic to compare to an argument to derive a new value or control execution of the logic.
Each of the following button/menus have similar actions. If pressed as a button they will open a list to select from on the right side of the main window. They also function as drop down menus. As menus they will be populated with a list of topics that can be used to create the proxy type. If using the proxy would cause circularity the button or menu item is disabled.
Compare nodes take two or three values and give a Boolean result. The optional third value is used to convert the function into a fuzzy ramp where the third value defines the distance between true and false.