[CM] New music package 'musx' available

Forrest Curo treegestalt at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 14:24:25 PST 2021

That required
sudo apt install python3-pip python3-setuptools python3.9-venv

and that worked, phew!

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 2:09 PM Forrest Curo <treegestalt at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> not
> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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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