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Re: Should we be touching goops?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Should we be touching goops?
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2022 17:39:23 +0200
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Luca Fascione <> writes:

> Oh yes absolutely, the growth is normally much slower than worse case
> unless the addends come from really weird-ass distributions, no doubt.
> Round to even helps a lot with that
> And indeed our numbers not coming from measurements will in practice only
> have low significant bits in a handful of specific patterns (and all
> divides by power of two have a lot lot of low significant zeroes, which
> further helps)

There is no "low significance" for answering the question whether two
music events are simultaneous or not and could share a stem.

> (Do you guys have a sense in practice how rare "odd" divisor groupings
> are?  It seems like anything that's not a triplet or maybe a
> quintuplet would be real rare, no?)

Frequent enough that we would want to support it.  Sextuplets are pretty
frequent (and differ in musical accent from identically timed triplets).

David Kastrup

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