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Subject: Re: Couple of chess programming questions

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 17:45:09 09/10/02

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On September 10, 2002 at 20:17:21, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:

>On September 10, 2002 at 19:52:32, Dann Corbit wrote:
>>If MTD(f) were linear [or linear behavior happened more than once in a blue
>>moon], then PostModernist would not score nearly so well, I think.
>I'm fairly sure Andrew uses convergence accelerators, so it's not
>strictly MTD(n,f) in PostModernist.

I thought of trying 3 points in a small window near the guess and fitting a
parabola through them.  Perhaps we could make a guess based on the number of
nodes to fail high or fail low.

What kind of convergence accelerators are you meaning?  I don't think I have
read anything about that (or if I have, I don't remember it).

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