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by aradesh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: 3BV of 1 trillion exp boards
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Re: 3BV of 1 trillion exp boards

Exp board of 61
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exp 3bv of 61
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Exp board of 330
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exp 3bv of 330
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by aradesh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: 3BV of 1 trillion int boards
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: 3BV of 1 trillion int boards

Here are some of the extreme boards.

Int board with 3bv of 7:
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int 7 3bv
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Board with 3bv of 172:
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board with 3bv of 172
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Board with 22 openings:
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int board with 22 openings
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by aradesh
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: 3BV of 1 trillion int boards
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: 3BV of 1 trillion int boards

Ah hah. I worked out how to upload images.
int_plot_3d.gif
plot of frequency
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int_log_plot_3d.gif
3d plot of logarithm
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by aradesh
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: 3BV of 1 trillion int boards
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

3BV of 1 trillion int boards

So after my expert 3bv run, I decided to run the corresponding int batch. This time I also kept track of openings, so I have a 2-dimensional table of data here: http://pastebin.com/raw/fXtWPRRR The highest and lowest 3bv's I found were 7 and 172. I saved all sub 12's and sup 160's. The fewest openin...
by aradesh
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: 3BV of 1 trillion exp boards
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Re: 3BV of 1 trillion exp boards

I didn't use any special algorithm, however I did spend a few days testing and fiddling with my algorithm to get it as quick as I could.

I was able to compute about 1 billion every 20-30 minutes on a relatively powerful desktop, running it on 4 cores. I did it over a few months.
by aradesh
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: 3BV of 1 trillion exp boards
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

3BV of 1 trillion exp boards

Thought qqwref's distribution was getting a bit out-dated. Next time someone can do a quadrillion ;) Full distribution: http://pastebin.com/raw/TpvpLHX1 Average 3bv: 173.5740, with standard deviation 19.434 Excluding easy boadrs: 173.5748 Lowest found: 61 Highest found: 330 I have saved every sub 80...
by aradesh
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: MSWCH 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 3772

Re: MSWCH 2016

I don't mind where one is held. If I can afford to attend, I'd go. I hope there is another one again one day.
by aradesh
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Sub50 Statistics
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

Re: Sub50 Statistics

very nice. I wish I could be as fast as you!

ps: come back to irc! it's lonely there. i could use the encouragement to sweep. let's make minesweeper great again!
by aradesh
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Minesweeper Super Challenge
Replies: 38
Views: 14758

Re: Minesweeper Super Challenge

Been having a think about this and it's just sinking in how enormous the board is. I think for anyone to have a chance of beating it in under 24 hours, it would have to have a density less than expert. Probably less than beginner density. No way I'd be any good here, even with a lower density. I rem...
by aradesh
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Website Comments and Changes
Topic: bug report - videos page broken
Replies: 0
Views: 4596

bug report - videos page broken

I went to the page http://www.minesweeper.info/videoindex.php today (by clicking on the Player Videos link in the panel from the main site), and I got the following error message: Error in ./videos/.downloadcount on line 5567. ./videos/5981/int sup 4/Int_NF_16.38_3BV=68_3BVs=4.15_QUICHOTTE.avf is al...
by aradesh
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: MSWCH 2015 Signup
Replies: 8
Views: 24021

Re: MSWCH 2015 Signup

I should be attending. It would be nice to have three sweepers from the UK, me, David and Mr Dunlop. :) Oh and a 4th if we count Damien :D
by aradesh
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Minesweeper Versions
Topic: Online minesweeper version
Replies: 4
Views: 5993

Re: Online minesweeper version

I also found an issue with the chording. I will explain what the issue is with me:

If you perform clicks in this order:
L DOWN
R CLICK
R CLICK
L UP

The second R CLICK does not chord, only the first.
by aradesh
Wed May 27, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Website Comments and Changes
Topic: 2015 Minesweeper World Championship in September?
Replies: 18
Views: 146814

Re: 2015 Minesweeper World Championship in September?

I think I'm free for all of September. I am thinking of hopefully coming along. I miss minesweeper!
by aradesh
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: Number of opening formations
Replies: 2
Views: 5683

Re: Number of opening formations

Here is the code of my new program. It can handle up to about nx8 now as it doesn't have a huge inefficient matrix which is 0 almost everywhere. I can think of a way to make this program much more efficient and be able to generate the recursion rule table a lot faster, which may be able to get me up...
by aradesh
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: Number of opening formations
Replies: 2
Views: 5683

Re: Number of opening formations

Just an update. I found out that the method I employed in the last program was flawed, but I've written a new program for the task and it turns out the number of openings is this OEIS sequence: http://oeis.org/A217982 where it has been calculated up to 12x12. I noticed there was something wrong when...
by aradesh
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: Number of opening formations
Replies: 2
Views: 5683

Number of opening formations

Warning: The contents of this first post is wrong, see later posts. I've been trying to calculate the number of possible opening shapes that can exist on an mxn board. For example on a 3x3 board, there are 16 possibilities i.e. (the positions of the mines are irrelevant, it is the shape of the 0's I...
by aradesh
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: Computing 3bv distribution
Replies: 2
Views: 4324

Re: Computing 3bv distribution

Good to hear you're interested! I've been playing around a little with my ideas and I'm beginning to conclude that getting up to nx16 boards is a bit difficult. I might at least attempt to reproduce your results for the beginner board by a different method, that would be something at least.
by aradesh
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: Computing 3bv distribution
Replies: 2
Views: 4324

Computing 3bv distribution

Hi guys I've been absent from the community for a while now, so I just wanted to check if anyone has managed to do calculations to compute the exact number of boards of certain 3bv? I know tjips did this for beginner via brute-force, but I have an idea which I think might be strong enough to handle ...
by aradesh
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Official Clones
Topic: Arbiter development
Replies: 67
Views: 620288

Re: Arbiter development

I can confirm problems with really long videos. I was watching the same 900+s and the video was really jumpy, and the mouse movements on the screen seemed to update roughly every 1s.
by aradesh
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: Quasi-empirical estimation of expected board completion rate
Replies: 25
Views: 124160

Re: Quasi-empirical estimation of expected board completion rate

I just had a thought of something that we could do. We could try to solve entirely the question of "what is the best strategy for completion?" for very small boards. e.g. 5x5 boards with 5 mines (or 5x5 with 20 mines for something interesting). Where it could solve entirely from any position (either...
by aradesh
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: Quasi-empirical estimation of expected board completion rate
Replies: 25
Views: 124160

Re: Quasi-empirical estimation of expected board completion rate

have you watched the games? i doubt that any guessing strategy would have won more than 35 games. just have a look at the replays and let me know where you would have clicked elsewhere and why. I haven't -- I'm running on a Linux box, and sorin's recorder/player seems to be built around Windows. Do...
by aradesh
Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Sticky: The Personal Record Thread!
Replies: 76
Views: 45185

Re: Sticky: The Personal Record Thread!

48.73 on a 164 board @ 3.36. My highest 3bv board for a sub50.
by aradesh
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Minesweeper-like logic puzzle program
Replies: 8
Views: 3799

Re: Minesweeper-like logic puzzle program

I think for the user it's unimportant. That is providing a square starts off as black or white, then they have all the info they need. Just need a way to encode it in the save-data.
by aradesh
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Sticky: The Personal Record Thread!
Replies: 76
Views: 45185

Re: Sticky: The Personal Record Thread!

30 x sub50.
by aradesh
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 6th 2012 Russian Minesweeper Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 3966

Re: 6th 2012 Russian Minesweeper Championship

Am I correct in interpreting that there have been 5 real-life tournaments hosted in Russia already this year that I hadn't heard about? If so, advertise them on this forum more frequently, some of us might want a holiday to Russia :P