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by hgm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo
Replies: 176
Views: 2024

Re: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo

It is difficult to deduce what his problem is, as what he writes is self-contradicory. He doesn't disagree with the number, but with its value... What the heck does that mean??? That he recognizes the likelihood is represented by some number between 0 and 1, but that 1/256 is not it? "If I throw a f...
by hgm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Complete engine configuration
Replies: 40
Views: 2201

Re: Complete engine configuration

If they are too stupid to find engine settings like MultiPV in a dialog called 'Engine Settings', at the same time complaining the option is not in a dialog for the engine settings... Yes, then they are beyond hope, and there is nothing I can do for them. I am not going to plaster a spin control for...
by hgm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stockfish has included WDL stats in engine output
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Stockfish has included WDL stats in engine output

You cannot say that a GUI not implementing it is not fully UCI-compliant, though. Or did you mean that UCI compliance should make a GUI resistant against whatever garbage an engine might cough up? The specs require that of the engine; I am not sure they also require it of the GUI; they are written v...
by hgm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo
Replies: 176
Views: 2024

Re: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo

I also do not believe you when you say you would change your engine based on 10 games with an 8 wins and 2 draws outcome. That's a lie and you know it Now (having thought about what I said) I am forced to apologize for saying that. I would never make a change based on ten games, and I was projectin...
by hgm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo
Replies: 176
Views: 2024

Re: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo

Dann Corbit wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:35 pm
Suppose you play ten games. The result is 8 wins 2 draws for engine A. A huge LOS for A. Will you decide that the change you made is worthwhile and incorporate the new code into your engine?

If not, why not? The LOS is enormous.
Of course I would. It is almost certainly an improvement.
by hgm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stockfish has included WDL stats in engine output
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Stockfish has included WDL stats in engine output

What people suggest carries no weight. The official UCI specs are maintained by Stephan Mayer-Kahlen; I doubt you will find it there.
by hgm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo
Replies: 176
Views: 2024

Re: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo

I would not be surprised at all if he still thinks that.
by hgm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo
Replies: 176
Views: 2024

Re: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo

Or it could perhaps have more robust program code, which checks and double-checks its calculations for consistency, even where the machine architecture would have guaranteed no error could have developed. But I think part of Dann's problem is that he doesn't recognize 8-0 as a decisive score under a...
by hgm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo
Replies: 176
Views: 2024

Re: Throwing out draws to calculate Elo

My difficulty is this: If my opponent is better than me, it is difficult even to achieve a draw, especially if he/she/they/it are a lot better than me. And so, if I see one hundred draws, that seems to be sending me a big signal of "Equality, equality, equality..." and so collecting an enormous amo...
by hgm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Complete engine configuration
Replies: 40
Views: 2201

Re: Complete engine configuration

So you see how silly it is to just throw up some garbage and then say that this is how another person would have designed it? But you would actually use web standards in a chess GUI? Indeed I am not overly worried if ultimately stupid persons would not be able to properly use something that I made, ...