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## Re: Rational

 From: Flaming Hakama by Elaine Subject: Re: Rational Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 23:51:46 -0700

```> From: metachromatic <address@hidden>
> Subject: Re: Rational
>

> ===========
>
> \version "2.18.2"
>
> \score {
>
> <<
>
> \new Staff {
>     \clef "treble"
>     \override TupletNumber.text = #tuplet-number::calc-fraction-text
>     \override Staff.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
>     \omit Score.BarLine
> \relative c''
> {
> \tuplet 53/37{r4}
> \tuplet 43/29{c8}
> r8
> \tuplet 3/2{d8}
> \tuplet 19/13 {e8[ d8 c8]}
> \tuplet 11/7{b4.}
> \tuplet 17/13{g8}
> r8
> \tuplet 61/47{r4}
> %\tuplet 31/23{a8}
> %\tuplet 89/79 {b4}
> %\tuplet 97/41{r4}
>
> }
>
> }
> >>
>
> }
>

>    So let's ask ourselves, as a practical matter, what kind of
> accuracy does Lilypond _really_ need internally?
>

>   So what we'd like is for no note in a Lilypond score to be off by
> more than 1/31,250 of a second in (oh, let's say) 100 page of score.
> That means we need a timing accuracy of 1/100*(1/31250) second =
> 1/(3.125) microseconds. That works out to an accuracy of (ballpark) 3
> parts in 10 million.
>

If you think you (or any human) can audibly distinguish among these
durations, you are even more delusional than you are lacking in social
graces.

>From a CS perspective, this might be an interesting theoretical problem.

But it lies entirely outside the realm of music.

Sincerely,

David Elaine Alt
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highly underrated*"
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