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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Tutorial 2.00 - Comments

From: Joseph Heled
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Tutorial 2.00 - Comments
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 14:26:55 +1200
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Albert Silver wrote:
- I know GNUbg is mostly about Backgammon and very little about free
software - Yet, it would be nice to try and stay away from proprietary
formats like .doc files

This is merely what I wrote it in, not what will be made available. The
public release will be hosted in HTML at Tom Keith's site just as the
previous version: http://www.bkgm.com/gnu/AllAboutGNU.html

I understand, However -
I assume you want to keep one "master" and generate export formats (HTML, PDF, ...) from it. If the master is in .doc format, anyone who want to change/improve it will have to use it. Then some MS-only features start to creep in, and then only word can open it, etc, etc.

I will also make available a downloadable version in PDF at Nardy's
site, again, like the previous version. The DOC version was only
distributed to allow commentary to further improve it.

- How strong is GNU?
  The recently released GNU 0.14 is 1.18% stronger than GNU 0.13.

This might be misleading - as in suggesting the new weights are
definitely stronger than Snowie. This is only 0ply. The 2ply


is probably much much smaller, and that is what is being typically


I can remove this, it is no problem, or add what the results were
derived from. Could you test the 2-ply nets to see how much they differ
by? It would also give an estimate for future versions on how much
improvement one could expect from the 2-ply.

I don't have to cpu power to do that. I am aiming for someting more modest, but it will take some time.

   GNU is made of 3 neural nets: ...

I would think this is sort of "implementation detail". It would


make very little to the casual reader. Perhaps it should be relocated?

   the crashed net, which is for backgame situations,

Might be misleading as well. Crashed is for situations were at least


side has no more than 6 "active" checkers, i.e. the rest are either
buried or borne out.

Ok, I'll rewrite this part and send you the modification. Sorry for the
download trouble BTW.

  There are also programs using the GNU engine running on PalmOS and
Windows CE.

I am not aware of any Palm versions? Are you talking about a Full


Where is it? If you mean my bglight project, it is just PocektPC.

I indeed thought your project was for the Palm, my mistake.

Perhaps you can add the link to bglight (http://www.nongnu.org/bglight) and perhaps someone would read it and be interested in porting to Palm, Zaurus etc?


Albert Silver wrote:

Here is what should be the final version. I'm short of time now so


only send the PDF conversion to Nardy later. If anyone else prefers


format, let me know. All of Nardy's comments were taken into account
(thanks) and I also added labels to the toolbar figure and I updated


table of contents. If there are any errors, corrections, or


please let me know.


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