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by Dave Keenan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: Magrathean diacritics
Replies: 159
Views: 14133

Re: Magrathean diacritics

Here's the full set of LATE half tinas with N2D3P9 below 896, that I found using your script. They were constrained to be within ±0.25 tinas. tinas name ratio prime exponent vector (monzo) cents slope gpf sopfr N2D3P9 0.5 (none) 1.0 59/7n 14337/14336 [-11 5 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ⟩ 0.121 4.9...
by Dave Keenan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: Magrathean diacritics
Replies: 159
Views: 14133

Re: Magrathean diacritics

Dear Douglas, I concede defeat in enumerating N2D3P9 limits and declare fealty to your find-commas script, up to an N2D3P9 limit of 903, which is as high as you can go without requiring primes beyond 127. :) Thank you for helping me to install and run this script for myself. By using commands like: ...
by Dave Keenan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: Magrathean diacritics
Replies: 159
Views: 14133

Re: Magrathean diacritics

I no longer think the copfr(n) and copfr(d) loops idea has any merit. I now have vague ideas about the outermost loop being for exponents of the highest prime, and the innermost loop being for exponents of 5. With intermediate loops for all the other primes in order. Each loop would start from an ex...
by Dave Keenan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: Magrathean diacritics
Replies: 159
Views: 14133

Re: Magrathean diacritics

Ha. Well analysed. Thanks. It may not be the cause of the crashes, and it doesn't address the tractability problem you just mentioned, but maybe we should be calculating everything in logarithmic terms, and only exponentiating at the last moment. It might at least run faster. lb(N2D3P9(n/d)) = lb(n)...
by Dave Keenan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: Magrathean diacritics
Replies: 159
Views: 14133

Re: Magrathean diacritics

I'm having vague ideas about the outer loop incrementing copfr(n), and the loop inside that incrementing copfr(d). So initially you find all monzos within the required N2D3P9 range that have copfr(n) = 1 and copfr(d) = 0. Then you keep copfr(n) = 1 and go to copfr(d) = 1 and generate all the in-rang...
by Dave Keenan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: Magrathean diacritics
Replies: 159
Views: 14133

Re: Magrathean diacritics

Yeah. There has to be a better way. Your mirroring suggestion is definitely worth a try. Meanwhile I'll give some thought to other possibilities.
by Dave Keenan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: Magrathean diacritics
Replies: 159
Views: 14133

Re: Magrathean diacritics

We might have to try a similar technique for 1 tina as well. 307 was hard enough, but it doesn't look like 1259 is going to be viable. Script crashed, but in a new sort of way. It took down every other program that was running on my computer :) I figured out a way to give Node basically no limits o...
by Dave Keenan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: Magrathean diacritics
Replies: 159
Views: 14133

Re: Magrathean diacritics

Here's a different approach to deciding the 0.5 tina comma. I hinted at it previously. Find the lowest-N2D3P9 LATE commas for all the odd half tinas up to 9.5 tinas, i.e. n.5±0.25 for integer n, 0 ≤ n ≤ 9. Then look at the metacommas between those and the adjacent even half tinas, n±0.25 for integer...
by Dave Keenan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: Magrathean diacritics
Replies: 159
Views: 14133

Re: Magrathean diacritics

By the way, apotome-complements have the same absolute slope. They differ only in the sign of the slope. Ooh, yeah, that makes sense. Good tip. Let me know if you wanted to try some tricks exploiting that... or if it was truly just a "by the way". It was just a "by the way". But something I'm curio...
by Dave Keenan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Glyph design and Handwriting
Topic: Magrathean diacritics
Replies: 159
Views: 14133

Re: Magrathean diacritics

We definitely don't have to keep masculinizing these commas. Don't do it for my sake anyway. For whatever reason "is our guy" just came out when I was frantically scrawling down notes last night and I just pasted it onto the forum. :) Ah. I missed the connection to "our guy". Duh. (so I'm not sure ...