[r-t] Man and machine

Richard Grimmett richard at grimmett.org
Wed Jan 9 09:36:25 UTC 2008

Mark Davies wrote:
> Simon Humphrey has sent me this very interesting question:
> "What's really interesting is how on earth does the composer's brain (well,
> some composers' brains, anyway) manage to eliminate vast numbers of node
> searches.  Which it must do, to produce results in such relatively short
> times.  Intuition, perhaps, but what does that mean? If it's something to do
> with pattern matching it ought to be codable !"

When I computer generated all possible 7 parts of stedman triples using 
singles only I found none better than those already put together by RWP 
in terms of distribution and number of calls.  I am not sure why.  He 
was very pleased when I told him.


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