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Re: [gnugo-devel] montecarlo

From: Gunnar Farneback
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] montecarlo
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 23:42:07 +0200

Wolfgang wrote:
> The april edition of "Pour la Science" (which is the french version of
> Scientific American) has an article on MonteCarlo methods for go programming.
> i thought a little about it, and dont see how this can work.

It does, see also Heikki's reply that didn't include you as receiver but
can be found at 

> However they claim to have some success, in particular for 9x9 games.
> who knows more about that ?

80% or so of the messages to the computer-go mailing list over the last
year have been about Monte-Carlo go, so pretty much anybody doing
computer go seriously knows quite a bit about it.

> Is this a subject one should look into ?


> what do people think ?

It's an enormously big deal and we have only seen the beginning so far.
GNU Go has no such code integrated in the distribution yet but there's
work going on, see and the
MonteGNU entry at


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