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Re: [Bug-gnubg] experimental support for Hugh Sconyers' full 15x15 bearo

From: Rod Roark
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] experimental support for Hugh Sconyers' full 15x15 bearoff
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 06:55:31 -0700
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While I don't know anything about this database, it sounds
very interesting.

I do have some interest in offering gnubg-assisted game
analysis as a web-based service.  If a 50GB database helps,
then this can make it a lot more accessable to the average

-- Rod

On Thursday 10 July 2003 02:38 am, Joern Thyssen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've added support for Hugh Sconyer's full 15x15 bearoff database in
> gnubg. There are still a few glitches, so I consider this feature
> experimental. One of them is that you need to issue the command
> set bearoff sconyers 15x15 dvd path "D:\\"
> (or whatever your DVD drive is called) before you can use it.
> There is a new menu entry "Analyse->Bearoff Database" that brings up a
> dialog. If the current positions a bearoff position you can see the
> equities of the position, or if there dice are rolled: the equities
> after the best move. Currently, this feature works with Hugh's 15x15
> bearoff database (on DVD or disk), gnubg's own two-sided bearoff
> database, and gnubg's own hypergammon databases.
> For users with huge disks I intend to add support for using the 15x15
> bearoff database in evaluations and analysis. I've written the code, but
> it's not enabled as I still need to debug it -- also I need a 50 GB disk
> :-)
> I intend to add support for Hugh's backgame database and race database
> as well.
> Jørn

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