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You are not logged in. #1 20130728 18:38:00
How does Minimax search work?? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #2 20130728 18:46:53
Re: How does Minimax search work?The algorithm for two player game to find the best move in a tree such as chess? Or, minimax approximation in curve fitting? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20130729 00:42:28
Re: How does Minimax search work?The one that is not for posting at the Computer Math section. 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #4 20130729 00:44:04
Re: How does Minimax search work?Then you are out of luck. I used to be able to program it quickly and in tight code but that was a long time ago. I am afraid I have forgotten almost all of it. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #5 20130729 00:48:29
Re: How does Minimax search work?OMG! What did you do with Minimax search? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #6 20130729 00:57:07
Re: How does Minimax search work?Seems I forgot everything about that and alpha beta pruning, razoring, singular extensions... I just remember the names now. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20130730 00:52:35
Re: How does Minimax search work?
Which one are you talking about? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #8 20130730 02:44:43
Re: How does Minimax search work?The one you wanted, "The algorithm for two player game to find the best move in a tree such as chess." In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #9 20130730 11:50:45
Re: How does Minimax search work?oh. Did you know it? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #10 20130730 13:28:16
Re: How does Minimax search work?Programmed it on a TI  92 with 256 k of ram. It was awfully slow but it worked. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11 20130730 22:24:33
Re: How does Minimax search work?I have used it before too. And I am also a bit rusty in it ... it is one of those coding algorithms you apply to a specific situation, and when it works you go "wow, cool", and then move on to the next bit of coding and forget about it afterwards. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #12 20130730 23:48:42
Re: How does Minimax search work?Thanks. But isn't this something very obvious? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda 