[r-t] 8-spliced touch
Jack Peter Gunning
jack.gunning at mac.com
Sat Oct 24 20:30:24 UTC 2009
In August 2008 PJE24 asked:
> I have a problem that should be fairly simple to
> solve. Much as I dislike them, I'm interested in the most musical
> touch of the so-called "standard" 8 surprise major methods. The
> constraints are:
> - The touch should contain all 8 methods, with a change of method
> only at
> the leadhead.
> - Bobs (14) and Singles (1234) at the leadhead are fine.
> - The length of the touch should be between 253 changes (ie comes
> round at
> handstroke snap just before 8 leads) and 258 changes (comes round at
> backstroke snap).
> - Music is defined by occurance of <4-runs> - each appearance of 1234,
> 2345, 3456, 4567 or 5678 (or their reverses) in a row scores 1. (So
> scores 5, the row 56784321 scores 2 etc).
> - Truth is not essential, but should ideally be recorded so a sub-
> list of
> true touches can be compared.
> - As a supplement, I'd also be interested in the results of touches
> up to
> both 9 leads (+ 2 changes), and 10 leads (+ 2 changes).
> The problem is so constrained that I would have thought it should be
> possible to solve exhuastively without too much trouble. Can
> anybody do
> this and supply the results? Indeed, has anyone done this before?
> There are some web-resources which are sort of useful, eg MBD's Elf,
> this can't cope with coming round at the snap, false touches, etc.
To which I can find no answers on the list archives, have I missed any?
I set myself the following criteria to find touches:
-Use only MBD's Elf to find touches.
-The touch may contain all 8 methods.
-The touch may be up to 8 leads long.
-Use Elf's music scoring to rank touches.
My favourite of the touches I found was:
224 6-spliced, gen. Elf
Music = 24
As it contains 6 of the standard 8 and the most music.
Does anyone have a favourite touch of 8-spliced, or an answer to
Philip's problem above?
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