Here are some Pure Data resources that are great for the beginner (or anybody, for that matter): is huge and I've only scratched the surface of the amazing stuff there., by Andy Farnell, is where I've acquired the majority of my Pd knowledge. Great tutorials on making music and sound effects in Pd. is an excellent forum. You should probably also sign up for the Pd mailing lists. Also check out this page for links to forums in Spanish, French, and Italian. has some tutorials as well.