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Re: [Bug-gnubg] From the viewpoint of a newcomer

From: Achim
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] From the viewpoint of a newcomer
Date: 16 Aug 2003 10:46:26 +0200

Am Don, 2003-08-14 um 17.04 schrieb Jim Blue:
> I'm seeing GnuBG (Windows version 030805) from the point of view of a
> newcomer, and not at all from the point of view of a developer or of a
> BG expert. Maybe this will help the developers.
> While most of you are concerned with deeper matters, I see things such
> as the rollout window with a column of "Rank/no. JSDs", and don't find
> the meaning of JSD covered in any documentation I can find, except that
> it's some kind of standard deviation.
> Thorpe count and Kleinman count similarly, mentioned in Albert Silver's
> "All about Gnu BG" but not defined, and no hint of their utility. (Using
> Google, I could find what they are, but have no idea if the definitions
> I found, from the rec.games.backgammon archive, are the ones used in the
> program.)

Already added this to the f.a.q., but comitting faq.texi and rebuilding
the faq.html will last until monday or tuesday. 

I'm on a "middle age" event this weekend. Met (no, not m.e.t, I mean the
drink), beer, old clothings and no computers allowed :-O.



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