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Subject: Re: Tuning evaluation function weights

Author: Dave Gomboc

Date: 22:00:57 10/02/98

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On October 01, 1998 at 20:23:11, jonathan Baxter wrote:

>On September 30, 1998 at 13:23:27, Don Beal wrote:
>
>> The method works for any weights, not just piece values, provided
>>that the evaluation consists of a sum of term*weight components.
>
>This isn't true. You can use the method for any evaluation function provided
>it is  a differentiable function of its weights. This includes linear evaluation
>functions, but is not restricted to them.

Actually, Don's statement is true.  You even said so yourself. :)  You just
weakened the precondition.

Dave Gomboc



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