MicroSIRIL Place Notation

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MicroSIRIL is a continually updated library of Methods recognised by the Central Council. These methods are stored in a set format inside a set of text files that can be found at http://www.ringsoft.co.uk/change-ringers/ringing-programs/microsiril/method-libraries or as a ZIP archive.

Contents

Data Files

Each file contains a list of all methods of a particular type and Stage. The file is named with a code denoting the method type followed by a number denoting the stage. Methods are categorised into 9 types with the following codes:

Code Type
a Alliance
d Delight
h Hybrid
i Differential
o Principle
p Plain
s Surprise
t Treble Bob
tp Treble Place

For example the file s8 contains Surprise Major methods and p11 contains Plain Cinques methods.

The files contain the details of one method per line and provide sufficient information for a ringer (or computer for that matter) to work out the blue line. Each line contains three pieces of information, separated by a space character: the method name, the type of lead head it uses and the place notation. These are discussed in more detail below.

For example:

Camboglanna m &-3-4-56-3-2-45-2-1
Camboritum f &-3-4-56-36-34-3.4.36.2.3
Camborne c &-5-4.5-5.36-4-45-236-3
Cambridge b &-3-4-25-36-4-5-6-7
Cambridgeblue j &36.5-4-5-36-4-5-4.36.1
Cambridgeshire m &-3-45-5-23-4-45.36.4-1

Method Name

This is simply the name given to the method when it was first rung. However, because spaces are used to separate the columns, the name has its spaces stripped.

Lead Head Type

Place Notation


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