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by hgm
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 92
Views: 7452

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

I think that we should then stop looking at an engine's author, so if an author creates 6 different engines from scratch and all of them are different, we should treat them as different entities and allow them all. Conversely, if 2 authors create two independent engines from scratch but they end up...
by hgm
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Report 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4701

Re: Similarity Report 2019

Where have the recent posts on this topic been moved to? I can only find this thread http://www.talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42503&hilit=origins&start=20 The latest post in it is from Feb 2012! It is not a thread in the General Topics section, but a separate section. Make sure you are l...
by hgm
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Report 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4701

Re: Similarity Report 2019

This is all fair enough, but I have a thought or two. 1. Without transparency, what is to stop a moderator from inventing an 'anonymous complaint' (or two) to further their own interest on a matter. For example, I know that you and Ed don't always see eye-to-eye and there's some bad blood. Is there...
by hgm
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Report 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4701

Re: Similarity Report 2019

I treat complaints as confidential, and was not planning on changing this policy. People must not feel impaired by fear for petty harrassment in retaliation for flagging wrong-doing. By the nature of things it are the most aggressve and viscious members that violate rules, and have a tendency to bul...
by hgm
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Report 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4701

Re: Similarity Report 2019

Happy customers.
by hgm
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Report 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4701

Re: Similarity report 2019

Yes, I did. More than one. I would not have cared myself; I was not even reading it.

Although I am sure not everyone will be happy with it, adopting the policy described above was the best solution I could think of.
by hgm
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Report 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4701

Similarity Report 2019

[Moderation] I have moved Ed's thread on engine similarity to the Engine Origins section. Because any discussion of actual similarity of engines (rather than on the methods to measure it) reflects directly on their origin. Normally I would leave it up to the poster to decide which audience he wants...
by hgm
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Basic endgames
Replies: 33
Views: 2877

Re: Basic endgames

Seems to me that a static evaluation that returns 0 when you are a Rook ahead must be badly broken...
by hgm
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chest for Linux
Replies: 36
Views: 2195

Re: Chest for Linux

If I understand it correctly, ChessBase's 'tactical analysis' is similar to XBoard's Anayze Game. This only analyzes the main line of the game, though, and ignores any variations. So it is not really useful for scoring the alternative moves that the player entered in the Training phase. Of course it...
by hgm
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chest for Linux
Replies: 36
Views: 2195

Re: Chest for Linux

XBoard of course also supports analysis, with all bells and whistles (like multi-PV, move exclusion). But that is typically an interactive task, where the user has to step through the positions he wants analyzed. When you say 'can automate', do you mean that ChessBase provides some automatic functio...