Talk:Vals and tuning space

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Meaning of last sentence

"Note that the TE norm for this val is approximately 31." I don't understand what this sentence is trying to tell me about this fact. Is it a coincidence? What is the significance? Is this unexpected, or unusual? --Cmloegcmluin (talk) 22:12, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

Any "good" (meaning: it tries to approximate the JI) val is expected to have the TE norm [complexity] close to its division of the octave. It is the complexity of the temperament and can be used to compute the TE relative error. FloraC (talk) 07:21, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks for that, Flora. I looked for places where TE norm was discussed and I couldn't find that mentioned. So if you don't mind, I'll go ahead and add that note to the main page. Feel free to remove it or transplant it elsewhere if you prefer. --Cmloegcmluin (talk) 14:35, 30 June 2021 (UTC)