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Type: smooth :: Fractional a => Pattern a -> Pattern a

smooth blends between the numbers (rational or floating point) in a pattern. It does linear interpolation, that is it will go in a straight line from one number to the next. For example, smooth "1 2" will go from 1 to 2 and back to 1 again over one cycle, so that one quarter of the way through it will have the value 1.5.

The result will be an oscillator, which means it does not have structure on its own. You can give it structure simply by combining it with one that does (e.g. "0 0 2*2 1" + smooth "0 10 11"), or by using a function like segment or struct.

smooth copes with polyphonic patterns (where events overlap), by running the mono function internally.