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Subject: Re: Question about evaluation and branch factor

Author: Daniel Clausen

Date: 05:53:13 11/21/03

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On November 20, 2003 at 14:27:27, Tord Romstad wrote:


>Yes.  The biggest difficulty of all in chess programming is having enough
>patience to test everything carefully.  There are so many things to try,
>and each tiny change requires a big number of test games in order to
>determine if it really improves the program.

OTOH I can imagine that certain eval-terms only 'work' together with other
eval-terms (or search-refinements or whatnot). Otherwise you may find the
maximum in your local town but not in the whole country. :) [which is probably
ok in your case, since Oslo is by far the biggest city in Norway as far as I
know ;)]


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