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Re: node head positions

From: Tim Roberts
Subject: Re: node head positions
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:06:07 -0700
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Huang wrote:
>   I am new to LilyPond and I am impressed by the beauty of the music
> printout. I am just wondering if there is any way to extract the node
> head positions from a Lilypond score? Since the Lily file is compiled
> and arrange for the page layout, I assume there may be a way to
> extract these positions.

For what purpose?  What would you hope to do with this information?

LilyPond's output is Postscript.  Postscript is a programming language;
it's certainly possible to interpret the Postscript to extract position
information.  However, that doesn't tell you anything about the notes. 
You could find out that there is a half-note glyph positioned at 4.25
inches across and 7.162 inches down, but what good would that do you?

LilyPond can also output MIDI.  If you are hoping to extract musical
meaning, that might be more useful.

Tim Roberts, address@hidden
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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