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by spurious_ai
Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests
Replies: 16
Views: 9473

Re: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests

100 days is a long time for a contest! Remi, you finished 25th out of 306. Seeing as you only worked on it for a few days, that is amazing. I finished 6th. They plan to reset the votes ( hopefully soon ), and then the voting will start with the results hidden so people don't start working on the nex...
by spurious_ai
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests
Replies: 16
Views: 9473

Re: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests

With less than 30 days to go, the number of active participants has dropped dramatically. The leaders tend to hold back results until the last days. It appears the maximum result up to N=11 has been found. Remi, I hope you can participate in the contest again. I saw the results on the ICGA website, ...
by spurious_ai
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests
Replies: 16
Views: 9473

Re: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests

Glad to see the site back up Rémi.

I am stuck at this point, can't solve n=8. Just one point short. There are only small fractions left on my n=9 to n=14 scores.

Have you had time to work on the contest Rémi or are you done? Luke? Can anyone beat Hugo and Hermann?
by spurious_ai
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests
Replies: 16
Views: 9473

Re: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests

I am glad to hear they are going to zero all the votes for the next contest. You will have to re-vote, but they are not going to disclose the results. That way the next contest will be a suprise to most. I hope they run non-math contests every other one like they did before. It took 45 days before t...
by spurious_ai
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests
Replies: 16
Views: 9473

Re: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests

I am guessing that there is only one odd number in the optimal solutions, it that correct?
by spurious_ai
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests
Replies: 16
Views: 9473

Re: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests

Congrats on #1 Remi.

This contest is more competitive than the last one!
by spurious_ai
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests
Replies: 16
Views: 9473

Re: Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests

Primal sums has already been picked. They alternate math and non-math contests. Word search was the last contest.
by spurious_ai
Sat May 24, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: numbrosia
Replies: 47
Views: 27644

Re: numbrosia

Looking at your code Remi, not quite sure of the difference between a breadth search and a beam search. My program is not simple because its designed to run on 2 to 16 processors. The only functions that might help others would be the auto-load and auto-play code. Not sure if we are coming up with t...
by spurious_ai
Mon May 19, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: MCTS
Topic: Applying go methods to other games
Replies: 22
Views: 19203

Re: Applying go methods to other games

From their paper: Since no good evaluation function has been found yet, SameGame presents a new challenge for the puzzle research. There is a simple evaluation that works quite well. More complex evaluations can help solve the puzzle more quicky when the beam size is low, but with a large beam size...
by spurious_ai
Tue May 13, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: MCTS
Topic: Applying go methods to other games
Replies: 22
Views: 19203

Re: Applying go methods to other games

I don't know much about depth searching. All my work has been in breadth searching. In my algorithm, 0 point moves cause some problems. I did not mean to imply that it caused a problem with your program, it was a question. I don't have a formal education so I understand very little when I look at re...