# 988edo

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The **988 equal divisions of the octave** (**988edo**), or the **988-tone equal temperament** (**988tet**), **988 equal temperament** (**988et**) when viewed from a regular temperament perspective, divides the octave into 988 equal parts of about 1.21 cents each.

## Theory

988edo provides excellent tuning for the 2, 3, 5, 11, 13, 19, 37, 43, 47, 53, and 59th harmonics, making a strong higher-limit system. It is double the famous 494edo, and with the same mapping for the 17-limit. To break the contorsion, 988d val can be used.

In the 2.5.11.13.19.41.47 it supports a 988 & 2016 temperament.

### Prime harmonics

Harmonic | 2 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 11 | 13 | 17 | 19 | 23 | 29 | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Error | absolute (¢) | +0.000 | +0.069 | -0.079 | +0.405 | +0.099 | -0.042 | -0.502 | +0.058 | -0.339 | +0.382 |

relative (%) | +0 | +6 | -6 | +33 | +8 | -3 | -41 | +5 | -28 | +31 | |

Steps (reduced) |
988 (0) |
1566 (578) |
2294 (318) |
2774 (798) |
3418 (454) |
3656 (692) |
4038 (86) |
4197 (245) |
4469 (517) |
4800 (848) |