There are a lot of chess engines now

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There are a lot of chess engines now

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From github, the query:
uci chess
gave 97 pages of programs.
and the query:
xboard chess
gave ten pages
and the query:
winboard chess
gave four pages.
Some overlap on the xboard and winboard queries, of course.
Anyway, there are a lot of engines now. I guess that most of them are not on any Elo lists.
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Re: There are a lot of chess engines now

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I have 6 installed engines. The weakest is Caissa 1.18 with 3678 SPCC rating :D .
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Re: There are a lot of chess engines now

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Dann Corbit wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 10:20 am From github, the query:
uci chess
gave 97 pages of programs.
...
Anyway, there are a lot of engines now. I guess that most of them are not on any Elo lists.
I believe most of them fall into the following categories: incomplete or empty repositories; libraries, GUIs, utilities, or other miscellaneous projects; and instances where 'uci' doesn't actually refer to 'uci' :)
Regardless, there are indeed thousands of engines today. Even in my outdated Excel file, I can count around 1900.

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Re: There are a lot of chess engines now

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Dann Corbit wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 10:20 am From github, the query:
uci chess
gave 97 pages of programs.
and the query:
xboard chess
gave ten pages
and the query:
winboard chess
gave four pages.
Some overlap on the xboard and winboard queries, of course.
Anyway, there are a lot of engines now. I guess that most of them are not on any Elo lists.

It would be disappointing if CPW itself were to become abandonware. It doesn't list any new engine releases in the last 2 years - link.
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Re: There are a lot of chess engines now

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towforce wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 9:07 pm It would be disappointing if CPW itself were to become abandonware. It doesn't list any new engine releases in the last 2 years - link.
You can still refer to XB/UCI Engines Chronology at https://rwbc-chess.de/ which is constantly and commendably updated by Günther Simon.

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Re: There are a lot of chess engines now

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Brunetti wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 6:37 pm
towforce wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 9:07 pm It would be disappointing if CPW itself were to become abandonware. It doesn't list any new engine releases in the last 2 years - link.
You can still refer to XB/UCI Engines Chronology at https://rwbc-chess.de/ which is constantly and commendably updated by Günther Simon.

Alex

Excellent - thank you!

There ARE a lot of chess engines now - 1057 on this list from that site alone - link! :shock:

Not all engines are on the list: for example, of Ed's engines, ProDeo is, but Rebel isn't (probably because Rebel has it's own UI?).

The above linked spreadsheet is sortable by any column: click the filter button (looks like a calculator), then click the filter button at the top of the column you'd like to sort by.
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Re: There are a lot of chess engines now

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Dann Corbit wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 10:20 am From github, the query:
uci chess
gave 97 pages of programs.
and the query:
xboard chess
gave ten pages
and the query:
winboard chess
gave four pages.
Some overlap on the xboard and winboard queries, of course.
Anyway, there are a lot of engines now. I guess that most of them are not on any Elo lists.
Yeah Dan Corbit......It's not like the old days my friend... Heck each week there may be an additional 25-50-75 chess engines!! a real explosion!! https://chess-engine-lovers.forumotion.com I guess you could say it's an embarrassment of Riches!! 100% :) 8-) :wink: