Runabc is a graphical user interface to several command line driven programs for processing abc files. It is written in Tcl/Tk script and will run on any computer or operating system in which Tcl/Tk is installed. This includes Windows, Unix, Linux and Macintosh. The script now provides graphical user interfaces to abc2abc, abc2midi, abc2ps, abcm2ps and yaps. You also need a midi player and a postscript viewer. If you are running on Windows (2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8) or Linux. you can get many of the executables here and also from the web site The ABC Plus Homepage. For other systems you will probably need to download the sources and compile them yourself. The link below illustrates the operation of this program. The link install.html provides links to web sites where you can get the various components to run the program.
runabc.html describes what this program does. Updated 2015-01-27. You can also download the entire documentation in a zip file runabc_html.zip. Updated 2015-01-27
You can download the latest version of runabc.tcl here
||1.942||June 25 2015||Source code|
||1.942||June 25 2015||Windows executable|
||1.939||June 10 2015||starkit|
||1.939||June 10 2015||Linux binary|
||1.939||June 10 2015||Mac binary|
||1.939||June 11 2015||Alternative Mac binary|
||1.942||June 25 2015||Windows install|
runabcexe is a similar executable with Tcl/Tk builtin for Linux.
runabc.kit will run without tcl/tk on almost any system where tclkit has been installed. See install.html for details.
For Windows system, Runabc_setup.exe will install runabc.exe and the abcMIDI executables, and create shortcuts on your start button and Desktop. Runabc will now work properly even if it is installed in the c:\Program Files (x86) folder. It will create a separate folder in your home folder called runabc_home where it will store runabc.ini and other files that it needs to write.
|abc2abc||1.81 July 02 2015|
|abc2midi||3.62 June 30 2015|
|abc2ps.zip||1.3.3 December 2 2000|
|yaps||1.62 May 13 2015|
|midi2abc||2.95 February 22 2015|
|midicopy||1.20 October 28 2013|
|abcmatch||1.67 May 13 2015|
The latest version is abcMIDI-2015-07-02.zip July 02 2015.
Executables for the Microsoft Windows operating systems are also available in the zip file abcmidi_win32.zip. This file was updated on July 02 2015 (includes abcm2ps-8.8.2 executable).
Documentation abc2midi guide . The guide was updated June 16 2015.
Other abc file links may be found in The abc Homepage.
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|Klezmer Database cleaned up|
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Nils Liberg has been too busy to support EasyAbc. Some numerous bug fixes have been contributed and you can find updated source code here.
July 02 2015 abc2abc clef fix
June 30 2015 abc2midi split voice bug fix
June 25 2015 runabc updated
June 22 2015 abc2midi -- added track annotation to midi file
June 16 2015 abc2midi -- %%MIDI expand introduced
June 10 2015 runabc
June 08 2015 abc2midi -- slur/bend bug
June 03 2015 abc2midi -- introducing %%MIDIdef and %%MIDIx. See updated abcguide.
May 21 2015 abc2midi -- %%MIDI drone fixed
May 19 2015 abc2midi -- temperament supported extended