[Pachi] [ANNOUNCE] Pachi 10.00 "Satsugen"

jonathan chetwynd j.chetwynd at btconnect.com
Mon Aug 13 10:43:30 CEST 2012


Petr,

congratulations on this major upgrade,
I am keen to use, but:

where is documentation on changes?

will JSON be broken? 

what is meant by search reporting, ie with example of use?

how to use pattern database?

best

 
Jonathan Chetwynd

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http://www.peepo.com

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On 12 Aug 2012, at 22:29, Petr Baudis wrote:

>  Hi!
> 
>  I have tagged a new version of Pachi. Much progress has been made
> since the previous release and Pachi plays not just stronger, but
> prettier than before, thanks to its pattern database (that you must
> download separately, since it is very large file that will also take
> a lot of memory).
> 
>  New Pachi also features support for new playing mode maximize_score
> (overally weaker but with much better yose) and JSON search reporting
> for integration to third party applications.  Windows and MacOSX
> portability has been much improved thanks to many contributors.
> Strength has been also improved thanks to completely rewritten ladder
> reader and ko improvements by Jean-loup.
> 
>  Compared to previous release, Pachi will now ponder (think on
> opponent's time) by default - this means it will use the CPU even
> if it's your turn! Disable it by passing pondering=0. Also, it will
> now take 15s/turn by default regardless of your hardware, instead of
> playing quicker on faster hardware and slow on low-end hardware.
> 
>  The way forward now is probably giving our regression testsuite some
> more attention and improving Pachi's tsumego. I would also like to try
> again to get patterns in playouts and liberty maps working. I'm much
> looking forward to merging Neil Mclean's improved GTP interface and
> gogui support.
> 
>  Many thanks to all contributors to Pachi as well as all players. Even
> if you cannot program, annotated testcases (SGF snapshots of situations
> where Pachi fails spectacularly) are much appreciated.
> 
>  Happy playing,
> 
> 				Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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