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is this possible in lilypond??

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: is this possible in lilypond??
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 13:59:31 +0100

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address@hidden writes:
> Dear Han Wen:
> I was asked to help a musicologist (PhD student) with some music typesetting
> aspects of her research, for which I am considering using lilypond. Because
> I am as of yet unfamiliar with your package, I'd like, if possible, to ask
> you whether what we want to do is possible in lilypond (before I invest the
> time to learn how to use the package). What we need to do is to have
> low-level control over the distance between notes, so that we could set it
> as a percentage of the distance between the previous notes. So, for example,
> if "o" denotes a note, then I'd like to be able to have:
>    o                         o
> o      o           o
>                  o
> etc. (I hope you're viewing this in monospace :-) ).
> This specific example is meaningless, but you should get the idea of what we
> want. Is this doable in lilypond? Is this easy to do?

The space between notes is proportional to the log of the time
difference of the notes, so you can fake this by selecting appropriate
durations for each note (and switching all kinds of spacing
tweaks). Direct control over spacing is not yet possible, though.

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