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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Feature Request: Differential reporting of rollout resu

From: Christian Anthon
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Feature Request: Differential reporting of rollout results
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 21:13:11 +0200

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 6:39 PM, Ian Shaw<address@hidden> wrote:
> I would like to see a more space-efficient report of rollout results.
> Currently, when you see web pages with gnubg rollout results included
> (typically gamnonu or bgonline), an awful lot of space is taken up with
> repeated rollout settings. This entails a lot of scrolling and makes it
> difficult to read the actual results.
> I suggest only printing a parameter when it differs from the next trial
> DOWN the list, or is the last one on the list.

Variants of this has been suggested before. I'll put it on my
ever-growing todo list.

> In fact, I wouldn't be sad to see the Mersenne Twister reference
> disappear. I've never seen anyone post a rollout using anything else. In
> the early days of gnubg, having lots of RNG's was a good idea in the
> interest of transparency. Nowadays, no serious user (one likely to read
> a rollout) doubts that gnubg is honest, so there is not really a need to
> provide the choice.

Slightly more controversal, but I tend to agree.


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