graham at changeringing.co.uk
Wed Dec 29 01:34:21 UTC 2004
> My first suggestion would be to ignore the library of rung
> methods and just pick ones that work (rung or unrung).
The risk then is producing a composition containing methods which work, but
nobody wants to ring. I tried that 10 years ago with 14 atw Surprise Royal -
and guess what - it hasn't been rung.
> Other criteria might be: no more than 4 places made simultaneously
Agreed. You could also argue that the best methods have no more than 2
> no three blows in the same place
> no bell spending more than x blows consecutively in two adjacent places
Harder to check. You obviously don't like Cray or Derwent then!
> no backstroke 87s in the plain course
Hmmm. Not sure how I check this easily from the notation.
This is what I have filtered so far on a microsiril S8 file of a few months
Methods input = 4576
Group a = 352
Group b = 855
Group c = 258
Group d = 308
Group e = 175
Group f = 1292
Group g = 108
Group h = 98
Group j = 151
Group k = 87
Group l = 154
Group m = 690
Not regular = 48
Methods of non std length = 1
Methods with pn78 = 526
Methods with > 4 places = 149
Methods with > 2 places = 2351
Methods with >3 adj places = 477
Methods with >2 adj places = 1516
Methods with > 2 blows = 19
Methods output = 1374
I wanted 2nds place regular methods only, so by adding a filter for more
than 2 places made, no pn78 & no 3 blows reduces it to 1374 methods. I still
need to reduce this by a factor of two to three though.
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