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Interval information
Ratio 460/459
Factorization 22 × 3-3 × 5 × 17-1 × 23
Monzo [2 -3 1 0 0 0 -1 0 1
Size in cents 3.767649¢
Names scanisma,
vicewolf comma
Color name 23o17uy1,
twethosuyo 1sn,
Twethosuyo comma
FJS name [math]\text{d}{-2}^{5,23}_{17}[/math]
Special properties superparticular,
Tenney height (log2 nd) 17.6878
Weil height (log2 max(n, d)) 17.691
Wilson height (sopfr (nd)) 58
Harmonic entropy
(Shannon, [math]\sqrt{n\cdot d}[/math])
~2.45911 bits
Comma size small
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460/459, the scanisma or vicewolf comma, is a 23-limit superparticular comma of about 3.77 cents. It forms the difference between 23/17 (vicesimotertial wolf fourth) and 27/20 (classical wolf fourth). By tempering it out is defined the scanismic temperament, which enables the scanismic chords.


The words scanisma and vicewolf were introduced by Xenllium in 2023. The former refers to 460 Scania, the asteroid, and the latter is a contraction of vicesimotertial wolf into a single word.

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