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Subject: Re: how to calculate nps?

Author: Eric Oldre

Date: 06:28:44 07/19/04

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On July 19, 2004 at 06:59:21, Uri Blass wrote:

>On July 19, 2004 at 06:30:42, Peter Alloysius wrote:
>>what's the ordinary way to calculate nps?
>>is it count:
>>a) how many calls to search() recursively? or
>>b) how many calls to eval() with lazy or
>>c) how many calls to eval() without lazy
>>d) something else
>For me number of calls to make moves not including null moves(I do not make
>illegal moves).
>most people include null moves in nodes per second.

I have been reporting number of calls to the search function, not including
calls to the QSearch function, however. i'm starting to think that I should also
include calls to Qsearch as then i can still compare apples to apples in speed
if i change the types of captures allowed in qsearch.

Anyone know what some of the popular OS programs count, IE crafty, fruit,
gerbil, tscp?


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