I realised that my former mail is a bit confusing.
What I meant is that it's nice to write the scales in this form:
And get them returned in this form:
[ 1.1224620483094, 1.2599210498949, 1.33483985417, 1.4983070768767, 1.6817928305074, 1.8877486253634, 2 ]
i.e. ratios and not midinotes.
the methods in Lance's Scale do this beautifully
Now the question is whether the scales should be written in the form of
(both ionian scales).
I prefer the former. It means that in a 12 tone scale, 2 means a whole note,
1 means half note.
Then, for the maqams one just writes 3 for 3/4th note. (in a 24 tone tuning).
This is better than dealing with these as midinote numbers IMHO.