A fun brain break.
Creates species counterpoint with genetic algorithms (in Python). Produces output for the music typesetter Lilypond (http://lilypond.org).
A presentation about this project given at the Europython 2012 conference can be found in the presentation directory, just load the index.html file in a browser.
See AUTHORS for contact information and LICENSE for the license (MIT).
To install type:
$ python setup.py install
Once installed try:
$ foox --help
for more information, or, to evolve some counterpoint try:
$ foox -s 1 -cf 5 7 6 5 8 7 9 8 7 6 5 -o first_species $ lilypond first_species.ly
This will produce two files: first_species.pdf (the musical score) and first_species.midi (a midi file to listen to with you media player). More information can be gleaned from the presentation.
Feedback and questions most welcome.