cauchy

cauchy — Cauchy distribution random number generator.

Description

Cauchy distribution random number generator. This is an x-class noise generator.

Syntax

ares cauchy kalpha
ires cauchy kalpha
kres cauchy kalpha

Performance

kalpha -- controls the spread from zero (big kalpha = big spread). Outputs both positive and negative numbers.

For more detailed explanation of these distributions, see:

  1. C. Dodge - T.A. Jerse 1985. Computer music. Schirmer books. pp.265 - 286

  2. D. Lorrain. A panoply of stochastic cannons. In C. Roads, ed. 1989. Music machine . Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT press, pp. 351 - 379.

Examples

Here is an example of the cauchy opcode. It uses the file cauchy.csd.

Example 94. Example of the cauchy opcode.

See the sections Real-time Audio and Command Line Flags for more information on using command line flags.

<CsoundSynthesizer>
<CsOptions>
; Select audio/midi flags here according to platform
-odac     ;;;RT audio out
;-iadc    ;;;uncomment -iadc if RT audio input is needed too
; For Non-realtime ouput leave only the line below:
; -o cauchy.wav -W ;;; for file output any platform
</CsOptions>
<CsInstruments>

sr = 44100
ksmps = 32
nchnls = 2
0dbfs = 1

instr 1  	; every run time same values

kalpha	cauchy	100
	printk	.2, kalpha		; look
aout	oscili	0.8, 440+kalpha, 1	; & listen
	outs	aout, aout
endin

instr 2		; every run time different values

	seed 0
kalpha	cauchy	100
	printk	.2, kalpha		; look 
aout	oscili	0.8, 440+kalpha, 1	; & listen
	outs	aout, aout
endin
</CsInstruments>
<CsScore>
; sine wave
f 1 0 16384 10 1

i 1 0 2
i 2 3 2
e

</CsScore>
</CsoundSynthesizer>


Its output should include lines like:

 i   1 time     0.00267:    -0.20676
 i   1 time     0.20267:    -0.28814
 i   1 time     0.40267:     0.61651
 i   1 time     0.60267:   -18.18552
 i   1 time     0.80267:     1.18140
 i   1 time     1.00000:    -0.75432
 i   1 time     1.20267:    -0.02002
 i   1 time     1.40267:     0.01785
 i   1 time     1.60267:    -0.48834
 i   1 time     1.80000:     9.69401
 i   1 time     2.00000:    -0.41257
Seeding from current time 3112109827
 i   2 time     3.00267:    -0.46887
 i   2 time     3.20267:     0.06189
 i   2 time     3.40267:    -0.40303
 i   2 time     3.60000:     0.89312
 i   2 time     3.80267:    -0.40374
 i   2 time     4.00000:     0.86557
 i   2 time     4.20000:     0.09192
 i   2 time     4.40267:    -0.16748
 i   2 time     4.60267:     0.30133
 i   2 time     4.80267:     0.31657
 i   2 time     5.00000:     0.44681
      

See Also

seed, betarand, bexprnd, exprand, gauss, linrand, pcauchy, poisson, trirand, unirand, weibull

Credits

Author: Paris Smaragdis
MIT, Cambridge
1995

Existed in 3.30