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by nath
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 6535

Re: Nath-project

I studied mathematical logic, what's your field? My field is topology. It looks like neither of us are serious enough about programming tafl: if you were serious you;d start with brandubh, if I were serious I'd be using C. :) I'm serious about Copenhagen, yet I'm ready to start with a variant witho...
by nath
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 6535

Re: Nath-project

Are you a math student? If math wouldn't be my profession, I probably wouldn't dare to speak so freely. Though I have to admit, that I did some programming since then. Are you talking about edge forts? That might totally be. I was using that technique for edge forts during my games. Yes, you could ...
by nath
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 1745

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

Sorry for the slow reply, I had a busy week. I didn't look much at the code. Both the chess and the go version have a cpp movegen and use tf in the backend, which seems to be the only sane decision at the moment (at least unless you are a big company doing something very unusual). From the data scie...
by nath
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 1745

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

Deep Mind's achievement is very impressive, but I don't think there was any real conceptual breakthrough that wouldn't have occurred to most people in the field. The thing that was impressive, was to collaboration of the ML-scientists, programmers and the data centers. Another interesting part was ...
by nath
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 6535

Re: Nath-project

Solve it first, then brag about being too smart for it. I'm not smart and I never intended to give the impression. I just have the impression you are trying to taunt me. I guess you can't offload that work on to me. :roll: I was under the impression you're a programming grad student, am I wrong abo...
by nath
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 6535

Re: Nath-project

They became mathematicians because they like those bubbles. You have no more chance of that than I have of getting you into Brandubh. I think in a lot of cases it's actually the other way around. A lot of them get to accustomed to a bubble during their studys and stick with it. Well, to the extent ...
by nath
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 1745

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

I'm probably wrong, but I thought those ideas came from Monte Carlo search. You are right on that one. What I meant was, that I don't know of any reasonable DNN experiment for the value network before. It's a very different method. The results wouldn't have come so fast or been so spectacular witho...
by nath
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 6535

Re: Nath-project

I think we're grabbing the same elephant at different ends. Let's get back to Hnefatafl. I still care about the abstractions. I understand your pov, yet deeply care that people who understand abstractions make them better in every regard possible. I'd just love to get a few mathematicians out of th...
by nath
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 1745

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

Hmm, so there isn't that much about AZ that's actually original - Google just had the resources to combine the best elements from a multitude of sources. Compared to AlphaGo Zero, which brought the justification for the value and policy network, the novelty of alpha zero is slim. Alpha Zero is basi...
by nath
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 1745

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

Sorry, I wasn't clear - I meant the "web app" that plays through games. Is it server or client side? Maybe I could hack it to add editing capabilities. I think it's not only java, but plays awful. But I guess that is a question @Hagbard . Yes, in fact I tried stealing(?) an idea from AlphaZero by p...