Cscore is a program for generating and manipulating numeric score files. It comprises a number of function subprograms, called into operation by a user-written control program, and can be invoked either as a standalone score preprocessor, or as part of the Csound run-time system:
Cscore scorefilein scorefileout
CSound -C [otherflags] orchname scorename
The available function programs augment the C language library functions; they can read either standard or pre-sorted score files, can massage and expand the data in various ways, then make it available for performance by a Csound orchestra.
The user-written control program is also in C, and is compiled and linked to the function programs (or the entire Csound) by the user. It is not essential to know the C language well to write this program, since the function calls have a simple syntax, and are powerful enough to do most of the complicated work. Additional power can come from C later as the need arises.