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Re: [gnugo-devel] MonteGNU. Stat questions

From: Gunnar Farnebäck
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] MonteGNU. Stat questions
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 00:27:53 +0200
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Alain wrote:
> - the original MC used mean_score/standard_deviation as criterion
> I understand why it is a good thing.
> I found that std/mean is internal coherency factor
> Is this equivalent to choosing the winning probability? (i guess no, but
> i have doubts)

It is equivalent under the assumption that the sampled scores are
normally distributed. That is of course an incorrect assumption but I
figured that the ratio should have a good chance to be meaningful


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