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Jun
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comment Odds of winning at minesweeper with perfect play
Because the only thing that matters is how many unsolvable (need guessing) configurations are there with n mines in m space and what are the odds of solving them.
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comment Odds of winning at minesweeper with perfect play
And as a not so significant aside, people can do this pretty quickly with simple logic for a decently large sized board (expert) without making mistakes, so I am not sure what the author of the paper was talking about when he said all solvers are slow...
Jun
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comment Odds of winning at minesweeper with perfect play
I am not looking for the best possible algorithm. I just want to know the odds of winning perfect play. Not how to win with the least total computation and the fanciest heuristics. It think it got sidetracked
Jun
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comment Odds of winning at minesweeper with perfect play
That would seem to simplify the problem, not make it harder... Btw, the nine I was talking about are on the boundry, it would make zero sense to consider a 3x3 square.
Jun
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comment Odds of winning at minesweeper with perfect play
1. It does (calculate this for all available squares. If none are zero, then guessing is a must anyway, and this way the program can pick the lowest) , and two, I just want to know the odds of it being beaten with perfect play.
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Jun
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comment Odds of winning at minesweeper with perfect play
@DJC not a problem, every piece of input is appreciated.
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comment Odds of winning at minesweeper with perfect play
Its very interesting, but since I want to know a simpler piece of information (what are the odds, not what algorithm will get me those odds) is it possible?
Jun
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asked Odds of winning at minesweeper with perfect play
May
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comment Is there an equation to describe regular polygons?
If you can use rotation matrices then I would assume its possible...
May
26
comment Find opposite vertices of a rhombus, given the other 2
This is not a question involving complex numbers, the tag is a little misleading
May
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answered Find opposite vertices of a rhombus, given the other 2
May
22
comment Unbounded second derivative of continuous bounded function
Second line answers the question...
May
22
answered Sketching a polar curve
May
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answered How to solve a polar equation when $r$ is $r^2$ instead?
May
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comment what is running yield?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_yield
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