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HoudiConfig

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:23 am

http://www.chessgui.com/chess/HoudiConfig.zip

"quick and dirty" tool.

I hope tweaking will add 200 Elo points to Houdini 1.5a !
My engine was quite strong till I added knowledge to it.
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Re: HoudiConfig

Post by kranium » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:30 am

Matthias Gemuh wrote:http://www.chessgui.com/chess/HoudiConfig.zip

"quick and dirty" tool.

I hope tweaking will add 200 Elo points to Houdini 1.5a !
Awesome piece of programming Matthias...!

(but maybe we shouldn't help Houdini get any stronger than it already is!?)


PS - would you be so kind as to list the values of all the eval terms and search parameters in Houdini 1.5a while you're at it?
as soon as you're done, please PM me!
:)

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Re: HoudiConfig

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:36 am

kranium wrote:
Awesome piece of programming Matthias...!

(but maybe we shouldn't help Houdini get any stronger than it already is!?)


PS - would you be so kind as to list the values of all the eval terms and search parameters in Houdini 1.5a while you're at it?
as soon as you're done, please PM me!
:)
Hi Norman,

I don't speak Assembler fluently, so the tool configures only the 37 values Richard pointed to. :(

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Re: HoudiConfig

Post by David Dahlem » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:33 pm

Great tool, Matthias!

I now have a Houdini 1.5a.exe with new material values ...

pawn value 100
knight value 313
bishop value 320
rook_value 512
queen_value 967
bishop pair value 50

These values work very good in Fire 2.2 Extreme. Perhaps they will also make Houdini 1.5a stronger. ;-)

Anyway, this is a start for a new personality (Houdini 1.5a Blaze). No changes to the eval weights yet.

Regards
Dave

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Re: HoudiConfig

Post by AdminX » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:12 pm

Thank you Matthias! I looking forward to playing with this. :wink:
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Re: HoudiConfig

Post by Albert Silver » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:15 pm

Matthias Gemuh wrote:http://www.chessgui.com/chess/HoudiConfig.zip

"quick and dirty" tool.

I hope tweaking will add 200 Elo points to Houdini 1.5a !
I don't know about "stronger", but the chance to make a variety of Houdini personalities should be fun. Maybe Osipov will give us the same chance with his new child.
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Re: HoudiConfig

Post by rvida » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:03 pm

Hi,

Granularity of the eval weights seems to be a bit coarse. Why allow only 1.0x 2.0x 3.0x and 4.0x? It would make more sense to allow all values in the range 0.5x - 2.0x (0x10 - 0x40 hex)

Just my 2c

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Re: HoudiConfig

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:34 pm

rvida wrote:Hi,

Granularity of the eval weights seems to be a bit coarse. Why allow only 1.0x 2.0x 3.0x and 4.0x? It would make more sense to allow all values in the range 0.5x - 2.0x (0x10 - 0x40 hex)

Just my 2c

Richard
fixed that and also added the clipboard

http://www.chessgui.com/chess/HoudiConfig.zip
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Re: HoudiConfig

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:56 pm

Matthias Gemuh wrote:
rvida wrote:Hi,

Granularity of the eval weights seems to be a bit coarse. Why allow only 1.0x 2.0x 3.0x and 4.0x? It would make more sense to allow all values in the range 0.5x - 2.0x (0x10 - 0x40 hex)

Just my 2c

Richard
fixed that and also added the clipboard

http://www.chessgui.com/chess/HoudiConfig.zip
a final granularity has just been thrown in.
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Re: HoudiConfig

Post by Ajedrecista » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:28 am

Hello Matthias:

Thanks to your tool (thanks also to Richard Vida) Houdini 1.5a is now Houdini 1.5a xTreme, keeping the nomenclature of kranium with Fire. It is very interesting!

Regards from Spain.

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