otoh writing an email and telling them that installing pd is not more
work than copying files to the computer is always a possibility. (and
the more people ask, the more likely pd will be installed...)
to install pd itself only that is necessary. but not all hardware works
smoothly with pd - at least not a g5 with a digi 002, with which someone
had to give up while preparing a concert with a work of mine. I think that
max/msp has a better support, which is normal for a commercial program.