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Need Help on Interfacing Winboard with Matlab - Beginner

Postby alpha-omega » 05 Oct 2013, 09:34


I'm working on a project now wherein I have to design an algorithm for a chess game (one player vs AI) on Matlab and interface it with winboard. I am new with Matlab and Winboard and so I was hoping you could point me in the right direction (e.g., where to start, and what are the primary steps that will be involved in the process). Thanks :)
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Re: Need Help on Interfacing Winboard with Matlab - Beginner

Postby H.G.Muller » 09 Oct 2013, 09:48

Well, I don't know MathLab, and I don't know what you mean by 'interface'. WinBoard can interface to several entities (human user, Internet Chess Server, Chess Engine).

Is it that you want to implement a Chess engine in MathLab? An engine is just a command-line application that communicates ion its standard input and output in ascii text. If you can program MathLab to do that, it should be easy. All you have to do is let it understand the commands of XBoard protocol when it receives them on stdin, and output moves in a format WinBoard will understand on stdout. Then you can ask WinBoard to fire up MathLab set to run your engine.
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