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This page shows my program
'Method Writer'. A screenshot is provided
2.40 is now
available with a lot of new developments:
Multiple change lead ends
Methods with (bob) commands of more then one
change are now supported. The
actual question was support
for Grandsire Doubles.
As this method needs a two-change bob there
is also a "lead end" interpreted
with a length of two changes.
This feature is implemented as a general
behavior: any method with any
number of bells is allowed to have lead
ends of more than one change.
Of course the bob should have the
same number of changes.
As test you can take Plain Bob minor and set
the lead end to "x.12". Of course
It opens a whole new
range of yet unexplored methods.
As command separator the ampersand "&" is
A valid two course Plain Bob minor can be
programmed into the lead end
as "x.12&x.14" (or of course in this
This was disliked/not understood by most
users. However, the playing
mechanism was based in this window.
The playing mechanism is completely rewritten
as a independent facility.
Therefore the bells window can now
be switched off completely.
(try F7 or the viewing menu)
Now the setup of the remaining windows can be
reorganized as the user
wishes. Don't forget to save your
The library is now a page in the main window.
The library dat are not loaded
into memory until this page is
This should reduce the processor
load a lot.
save settings option
This can be switched on the setting menu.
As an example I have used a
composition published by the Methods
Committee of the CCCBR at:
http://www.methods.clara.net/wpcomps/wp56comp.htm. This composition is shown below at the left. The
two used methods, Plain Bob and Cambridge Surprise, have been
registered already after selection in the library. Now the peal
can be defined very easily as shown in the right screenshot. This
is expanded to a list of all changes, lead end or course ends.
Note that the upper limit of the number of courses (60 in this
example) is set sufficiently, the needed command positions are
defined and the observation bell is set to its default (tenor).
The string "PPCPP" may also be reduced to
"PPCP" since the last element is reused until the
course end. Please note that all command references, including
"I" and "B" are defined on the backstroke,
i.e. the lead end.
|arr. R Baldwin [RW 1956
23456 W M H
42635 - - 3
34625 . - 3
63542 - - 3
53246 . - 3
23645 . - 3
All courses rung PPPCPP
3600 Plain Bob,
1440 Cambridge Surprise,
For an introduction to change
ringing you may start at the Change
Ringers Web Directory or
Roger Bailey's Change Ringing Resources.
Here is the download page.
When you have comments on the
current version or want to be informed on new versions, you can
Theo van Soest
Last updated 01.09.2004