[CM] New music package 'musx' available

Forrest Curo treegestalt at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 14:09:05 PST 2021

Okay, re that pesky virtual environment. Upgrading my ubuntu distribution
made for a clearer error message:

"The virtual environment was not created successfully because ensurepip is
available.  On Debian/Ubuntu systems, you need to install the python3-venv
package using the following command.

    apt-get install python3-venv


Onward, thanks.

On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 8:12 AM Iain Duncan <iainduncanlists at gmail.com>

> That sounds very cool, I look forward to checking it out. I was curious
> about the scheduler, as my experience (limited) has been that Python is
> quite frustrating for soft-real time. But the other stuff sounds awesome,
> and like this could be a great "gateway drug" to CM with other languages.
> :-)
> In obliquely related news, I'm very close to having my interaction with
> the Max scheduler code doing what I want nicely, so being able to run S7 CM
> in Max is getting close!
> iain
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 5:36 PM Taube, Heinrich K <taube at illinois.edu>
> wrote:
>> > out of curiosity, which features of Common Music are not in there?
>> the biggest missing piece is no connection to sndlib. But sndlib has its
>> XEN bindings to forth and ruby and  Python has Cython for implementing
>> things at the C level so i expect that a binding could be made to python as
>> well. musx is lacking MusicXml input, but Grace didnt have that either
>> after fomus stopped being supported.    I think maybe the right way to do
>> musicxml input/ouput would be use something like DSGenerate  to
>> automatically generate Python musicxml classes directly from its schema.
>> musx has no realtime scheduler.  Python has threads so maybe it could be
>> done (or they could be implemented in Cython, similar to how I did it Grace
>> using Juce threads).  xmus patterns are implemented using python generators
>> (functions), so dont have all the expressibility as the patterns in CM. But
>> its totally possible to just port CMs pattern classes, I just havent done
>> it yet. The generators are simpler and work well for most patterns. musx
>> actually has some features not in cm , right now it has  basic music theory
>> objects Pitch and Interval and there are some other theory things like set
>> tools and score/part representations I  already have but havent put them in
>> yet until music xml support is there.  grace had a plotter, but musx doesnt
>> need one since python's matplotlib package can be used and is much more
>> powerful. i think those are pretty much the differences - musx is able to
>> run all the grace demo examples so the systems are pretty close.
>> —Rick
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