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by sovaz1997
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: SPCC: Testrun of Fat Fritz 1.0 finished
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: SPCC: Testrun of Fat Fritz 1.0 finished

schack wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:18 pm
(Ignore. Misread post.)
Wdum?
by sovaz1997
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization
Replies: 55
Views: 7669

Re: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization

Ok, I decided to try writing my GUI: https://github.com/sovaz1997/ZevraGUI for offline viewing of the TCEC games and games from alternative SuFi (with position evals, etc.). I admit that then it will be a full-fledged GUI with many features. I never wrote in PyQT5, this is my first project. So far, ...
by sovaz1997
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization
Replies: 55
Views: 7669

Re: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization

... The main thing for me is to unify the formats of online tournaments, I am not going to compete with anyone, since it is impossible to do better than ChessBase alone, and the main goal is different :D Well, the 'online tournaments' will always invent new formats ;-) (TCEC, CCCC, you name it) And...
by sovaz1997
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization
Replies: 55
Views: 7669

Re: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization

It seems to me that this is mainly driven by programmer interest. "Oh, let's do away with SAN, because it is such a pain to write a parser for that"... But programmer-friendliness should not have any weight. Approximately 0% of those ending up using the format will program their own parser. Yes, I ...
by sovaz1997
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization
Replies: 55
Views: 7669

Re: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization

gbtami wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:28 am
I suggest everyone to read Tord Romstad old suggestion here https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/comments ... pgn_format It was very interesting.
Thank you for the article!
by sovaz1997
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization
Replies: 55
Views: 7669

Re: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization

PGN is intended as a format to interchange games between humans on text-based media (such as web pages). Binary formats are suitable only for storage in databases. As Guenther points out, several well-developed formats for this purpose already exist, and are in wide-spread use. If you think you can...
by sovaz1997
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization
Replies: 55
Views: 7669

Re: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization

I agree. I think we need a binary format, we must get away from the PGN format. There are already compressed binary schemes for converting from pgn, as scid and cbh. Please don't forget that PGN originally also had the goal to be easily readable by Humans too! Thx god I am able to create my own scr...
by sovaz1997
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization
Replies: 55
Views: 7669

Re: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization

There was an AMIGA program which had an interesting method to encode PGN games that was extremely compact. For any given position, a move generator (obviously, all encodings would have to use the same generator) creates a list of legal PGN moves. Then, the byte written to disk is the 8 bit move num...
by sovaz1997
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization
Replies: 55
Views: 7669

Re: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization

I did not work much with data serialization, but I think there will be something like this: the header is stored (it indicates the size of the body and the type of object) and the body. This topic welcomes the ideas of those who worked with serialization. Also, give advice: is it worth using a seria...
by sovaz1997
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization
Replies: 55
Views: 7669

Re: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization

The PGN format is an abortion… But your proposals fail to adress the real problem of PGN which is its (un)parsability, and its use of SAN (another abortion), which requires to code full chess rules and board state to just parse moves. In any case, you will not change anything by posting in an inter...