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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Interpreting rollouts

From: Michael Petch
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Interpreting rollouts
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 21:01:04 -0600
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On 18/06/09 8:19 PM, "Timothy Y. Chow" <address@hidden> wrote:

> This isn't working for me.  Perhaps I'm doing something wrong when setting
> up the position I want to analyze.  What I'm doing is to start a new game,
> say a money session.  The game begins.  I move, gnubg moves, and now I
> click the "edit" button to edit the position manually, because I want to
> ask gnubg for its opinion on a cube decision.  After setting everything
> up, I click the "edit" button again.  Then I select "Rollout>Cube."
> Gnubg then does a rollout.  But when I follow your instructions above, and
> I click on the move pane, gnubg just rolls the dice for me, and it says
> "No analysis available."
Generally I do rollouts from positions that were in an entire match. My
method works when you are using an existing move in a match (Not editing a
position). I did as you suggested and I must admit - it doesn't work the way
one would expect. If there is a way of doing it - it is not intuitive (or
there is a bug). Someone who knows how this UI should work will probably
jump in on this thread. I say its a bug.

The only way I got it to work was to edit the position as you suggested. I
then clicked on the  "End Game" button to force GnuBG to play the game to an
end. When finished, click on the position you started with then do the
rollout>cube. This of course may allow you to do what you want, but its not
exactly what a user should have to do.

On a side note. If you want to enter a position directly, you don't need to
start a new money session or match. Click new, and then click on the left
most icon (pencil and paper). That will drop you right into edit position
mode. Setting match length to 0 will force it to be a money session.

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