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Re: [gnugo-devel] experimental connection test

From: Gunnar Farneback
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] experimental connection test
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 23:59:49 +0200
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Evan wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Arend Bayer wrote:
> > ...oh, I forgot to say: I still think it is more useful to use tests
> > from games against humans than self play; I think Dan has made similar
> > remarks. On Gunnar's page
> > you should always find sufficiently many of them.
> OK.  I'll go wander through some recent ones.  I assume in general we want
> games against players better than GNU Go?

That's not too critical and it actually isn't all that important that
it's a human either; other programs are also okay. As a general rule
though, losses tend to be more valuable than won games.

In particular I would recommend taking a look at recent games against
viking4, another go program. In the ones I've watched there have been
several serious life and death problems, probably of the kind that
matcher_check can find.


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