# lilypond - hide tuplet numbers

I am working on translating BWV 772 into a lilypond file. I want to make it match the manuscript as much as possible. In the first bar, Bach writes the `3`s for the triplets in both voices and then you can see where the triplets are but the numbers are gone, which I think is kind of common, right?

In blue you can see the tuplet number, in the red squares (and in all the other triplets), the number is gone.

I have found that I can hide the brackets like this:

``````\override TupletBracket.bracket-visibility = ##f
``````

But how can I hide the number of the tuplet? Didn't find anything straight-forward in `TupletNumber`: http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.23/Documentation/internals/tupletnumber

I am using lilypond 2.22.2.

If you want to get rid of anything in Lilypond, two commands can make themselves useful: `\hide` and `\omit`. Both of them get a parameter telling what should be got rid of — in this case, a `TupletNumber`. So you could use either `\hide TupletNumber` or `\omit TupletNumber`.
The difference between the two is easily seen from the names of the commands: `\hide` hides stuff, i. e. the hidden things still take up space but are invisible. On the other hand, `\omit` omits stuff, i. e. the omitted things are never put into the score in the first place and they don't take up any space. So `\omit TupletNumber` would be probably slightly more fitting.
(By the way, both of those commands can be done only `\once`. So `\once\omit TupletNumber` hides only the next `TupletNumber` encountered in the score. And they can be undone with `\undo` (e. g. `\undo\omit TupletNumber`), should you decide that you will need those numbers back later.)