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Re: [gnugo-devel] Patch: improve separation of similarly-valued moves

From: Gunnar Farneback
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] Patch: improve separation of similarly-valued moves
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 03:34:35 +0200
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Paul wrote:
> It must be quite simple, as long as we can tweak a new mode into
> engine in which it would _not_ apply random shifts to move values,
> but instead would report the scales of those shifts to the caller.
> I haven't looked at the exact math involved, but I'm sure it can
> be done strictly with theory of probability, not involving any
> statistical methods of probability assessment.

It certainly can be computed exactly but the question is whether it's
practical to do that. Monte-Carlo evaluation of the involved integrals
could very well be the most reasonable solution.


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