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Subject: Re: Value of playing different versions of a program against each other

Author: Frank Schneider

Date: 22:37:34 01/06/03

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On January 06, 2003 at 16:56:35, Tom King wrote:

>Hi all,
>What do people think about playing different versions of your program against
>each other as a way of testing?
>I'm playing around with it right now, between v0.07 and a newer version of my
>program. The newer version is winning handsomely: +24,=18,-10.
>This implies a reasonably impressive increase in strength, almost 100 ELO. Ok,
>ok, it's a small sample, so the margin of error could be big.
>However, my gut feel is that playing different versions of your programs tends
>to overstate the strength differences. What do people think?

Hi Tom,

seems like a nice improvement! However, my experience is that the improvement
is smaller in games vs. other opponents.



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