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Up Topic Rybka Support & Discussion / Aquarium / Prolongation Strategy Scripts
- - By pawnslinger (****) Date 2019-01-28 18:32
Things seem a bit slow in this forum, so I thought I would throw in a post. 

Recently I have started using a feature of the Custom Task called "prolongation strategy" scripts.  In a normal Aquarium setup, the scripts for "firstroot" and "root" will run automatically, as required.  But I have long disabled them by renaming the associated files to "org_firstroot" and "org_root".  So lately what I have been doing is manually executing these scripts whenever I come across a node in my critical line that looks a bit sketchy... which actually happens fairly often.  As many know Aquarium does not have the best algoithm for generating alternatives automatically -- the firstroot and root scripts fix this problem pretty quickly.

If you have them disabled like I do, you might want to manually execute them at the appropriate moment.
Parent - - By bformless (**) Date 2019-01-30 14:46
I remember that Buffos made a Prolongation Script called Advanced Task Creator.

http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaforum/topic_show.pl?pid=328596;hl=AdvancedTaskCreator

I think this may help a little bit.
Parent - - By pawnslinger (****) Date 2019-01-30 15:34
Hmmm... not sure about Buffos' script, but it seems a little prior to the introduction of Prolongation Strategies (under "Custom Task").  I have never played around much with those types of scripts (the type Buffos was writing).  They seem a lot more complicated than the newer Prolongation Strategies.  More like a programming language.
Parent - - By bformless (**) Date 2019-01-30 17:33
The Advanced Task Creator may suit your needs. Mark your interesting moves as Critical, set Prolongation to about 8, Alternatives to 20 and Move Selection to 20, and when the queue is full and IDeA is running then turn on "Automatic Tree Expansion" with your favourite Prolongation Settings and Strategies. Aquarium does the rest. ;)

This is what i do from time to time.
Parent - By pawnslinger (****) Date 2019-01-30 19:08
The "Advanced Task Creator"?  I confess total ignorance.  Where do I find it?  Is it some option in Aquarium?

Oh, I get it... Buffos' script.  My misunderstanding.
Up Topic Rybka Support & Discussion / Aquarium / Prolongation Strategy Scripts

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