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by Marc Lacrosse
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: YAFTS - Yet Another Fast Testing Scheme
Replies: 27
Views: 4065

Re: YAFTS - Yet Another Fast Testing Scheme

I am doing something very much like this with Larry Kauman. We did a bunch of work to throw out positions that are less relevant such as positions that are too easy. If several programs including weak and strong programs find the move, we consider it too easy. I just did a little experimentation in...
by Marc Lacrosse
Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cutechess-cli: A command line tool for engine-engine matches
Replies: 170
Views: 43211

Re: Cutechess-cli: A command line tool for engine-engine mat

The engine configuration file should be in ~/.config/cutechess/cutechess.ini on Linux, ~/.config/cutechess.org/cutechess.ini on Mac, and on Windows Vista in /Users/username/AppData/Roaming/cutechess/cutechess.ini. On Windows XP it's probably something like Vista. May I suggest a slight modification...
by Marc Lacrosse
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: top 8 series : each engine 8 cpus, 125 +30
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Re: top 8 series : each engine 8 cpus, 125 +30

Hi Clemens

Much interesting tournament!

By the way, who could I contact for getting an opportunity to test cluster toga ?
I have a somewhat unusual configuration here : one quad and four duals on a 1GB LAN.

Marc
by Marc Lacrosse
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Neutral polyglot opening book for engine testing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: Neutral polyglot opening book for engine testing?

Dr.Wael Deeb wrote: www.mediafire.com is the best to go for Marc 8-)
Dr.D
Thanks for the tip Wael, I will have a look at it.

Dr Marc
by Marc Lacrosse
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Neutral polyglot opening book for engine testing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: Neutral polyglot opening book for engine testing?

royb wrote:Marc,

I would welcome such a book! Please publish it!
Here you are :
http://chessbazaar.mylivepage.com/file/?fileid=12899

By-the-way I just realise that visitors of this space-provider are now requested to register before downloading.
I will host my files elsewhere soon.

Marc
by Marc Lacrosse
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: YAFTS - Yet Another Fast Testing Scheme
Replies: 27
Views: 4065

Re: YAFTS - Yet Another Fast Testing Scheme

(...)Could you tell me more about this epd-test function, and what program did you use to extract the epd's? I have seem some command line programs that perform this function but I found them very aggravating to use. (...) Several utilities are able to extract all positions from a PGN file. The one...
by Marc Lacrosse
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Neutral polyglot opening book for engine testing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: Neutral polyglot opening book for engine testing?

For what regards my own tests I also use a 20-plies-llimited polyglot book (similar to Harry Schnap's and Sedat Canbaz' excellent abk and ctg books).
If there is some interest for it I may publish it if you wish.

Marc
by Marc Lacrosse
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: YAFTS - Yet Another Fast Testing Scheme
Replies: 27
Views: 4065

Re: YAFTS - Yet Another Fast Testing Scheme

First, you are making one significant mistake that isn't obvious. The various rating lists for programs include their book. You are excluding that. This means that the actual rating of each program is unknown, since the book can easily account for 200 Elo in a normal test approach... I quit with th...
by Marc Lacrosse
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: YAFTS - Yet Another Fast Testing Scheme
Replies: 27
Views: 4065

Re: YAFTS - Yet Another Fast Testing Scheme

[ Hmm, is the order between your 2 lists different? I don't find this result in the table. Sorry I mixed things when writing (I am a bit tired). This is wrong "The test overestimates DeepSjeng by 157 elo points and underestimates Zappa by 124 points. " It should be : The test overestimates Hiarcs b...