# Question about notation of duration in counterpoint function output

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I have been studying and working with Stephane's very helpful TRIO project at the website.  If you do not know it, I highly recommend it.

There are some very useful methods in his discussion.

The first material above is the rhythm of a test of counterpoint :sequence as INPUT to the function.  It is

(3w = = ) (q q q q)

The OUTPUT, the second line, changes the notation.

My general question is, why is there this change?  My observations suggest that with more complex rhythmic material (9:8 for example) the resulting output can become a little less assured in the translation from input OMN lengths to the notated output from the counterpoint function.  In this case of 9:8 the 9 is removed from the notation all together and the rhythm appears changed, resolving to 8 32nd notes plus 1 on the wrong beat.

Here is the OMN notation of the material as input to counterpoint, the following snippet is the output from counterpoint :sequence.

(-q 9q = = = = = = = = -q. e)

With all three instruments of the trio using the same rhythmic material, there is an interesting and hard to understand "drift" of the rhythm with successive iterations.  What is expected is precisely the same rhythm at the same metrical position in each measure.

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It looks like the counterpoint function broke the tuplets. Don't know why...

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You mention the Trio project on the website, didn't see it, do you have a link to the code?

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Robert spoke about my template/Lesson on composerworkshop.com:

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