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Re: [gnugo-devel] GNU Go 3.3.6

From: bump
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] GNU Go 3.3.6
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 11:04:34 -0700

> Evan wrote:
> > so, any indication how much stronger it is than 3.3.5?  3.2?  is this
> > something we traditionally check at point releases, or not really?
> No, we usually don't although the information is potentially useful.
> The problem is that in order to measure smallish incremental changes,
> some 500 or so games need to be played before the statistics become
> reliable. Obviously this requires a substantial amount of
> computations, which is the main difficulty to overcome. At one time
> Jerome Dumonteil did this kind of testing and the (now rather old)
> results can still be found on the pages linked from the development
> page.

We did a lot of testing of this type using twogtp before the 3.2
release. We were able to say confidently that 3.2 could give 3.0
a 3-4 stone handicap and win most of the time.


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