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Re: [gnugo-devel] XiStrat Go Variant

From: Evan Berggren Daniel
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] XiStrat Go Variant
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 15:14:19 -0500 (EST)

This looks like an interesting project, from an abstract AI standpoint.  I
don't know if you have a strong go engine as one of your goals; if so,
this looks like a particularly difficult way to go about it.

Since you seem to be taking a mathematical approach to the problem, I
would suggest you consider the Tromp-Taylor ruleset for Go; it's much
simpler than Japanese rules and has fewer exceptions.

If you wish to attempt a Go engine of any strength, I think you will find
you need a lot of Go-specific code.  If not, well, that would be very
interesting.  I suggest you consider implementing a GTP interface to the
Go code; if you do so, then you can put GNU Go's regresssion tests to use
as test cases, and also use the twogtp scripts to play games.  I currently
have an engine-side implementation of GTP in Java that is in large part
complete; if you're interested I could clean it up and release it under
the GPL.

Good luck with your project

Evan Daniel

On Sat, 5 Apr 2003, kai brommann wrote:

> hello,
> we would like to tell you about 'another free program
> for the game of Go':
> About: XiStrat (aka 'Extended Strategy') is in
> particular about turn-based, networked multiplayer,
> non-cooperative, zero-sum, abstract strategy board
> games (e.g., Chess, Go, Reversi variants, etc.) on
> 3D-visualized polyhedra and contains a server, client
> GUI, autoplayer engine, utilities, and documentation.
> Besides related recreational modern mathematics
> (single agent, cellular automata,
> graph/group/complexity/knot theory, discrete geometry,
> algebra, combinatorics, and mathematical physics) are
> dealt with.
> In the context of
> we would like to ask you if perhaps you could consider
> linking to our XiStrat project, maybe under the
> section entitled
> 'Other programs that play go, and Go programming
> toolkits'.
> And (if you can afford investing the time) please tell
> us what you think of the project in general. We
> appreciate any critics, feedback, help, contributions.
> Anyway thanx very much for the GnuGo program.
> Kind Regards,
> Kai Brommann
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