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       makehyper - generate a GNU Backgammon Hypergammon position database


       makehyper [-nvh] -f filename [-r filename] [-c chequers] [-t threshold]


       Hypergammon is a variation of backgammon with a much reduced number of
       chequers (usually three).  It’s possible to fully analyze this
       simplified game and generate a database of position evaluations in
       order to play perfectly.  makehyper generates such a position
       evaluation database.

       Since many of the positions are in contact, it’s not possible to
       generate the database in one pass; instead, makehyper iterates until
       the position evaluation converges.  The convergence threshold can be
       changed with the -t option.


       -f filename, --outfile filename
              Write the hypergammon database to filename.  This option must be

       -r filename, --restart filename
              Restart calculation of the database from the given file, which
              should be a checkpoint from an earlier run.

       -c chequers, --chequers chequers
              Set the number of chequers in the game.  The default is 3, for
              normal 3-chequer hypergammon.

       -n, --no-checkpoint
              Do not write a checkpoint file after each iteration.

       -t threshold, --threshold threshold
              Set the convergence threshold.  The default is 1e-5.

       -v, --version
              Show version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display usage and exit.




       Joseph Heled, Øystein Johansen, Jørn Thyssen, and Gary Wong, with the
       assistance of many others <>.

       This manual page was written by Russ Allbery <>, for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).  It may be
       redistributed and/or modified under the terms of version 2 of the GNU
       General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation
       (the same license as GNU Backgammon).

                                  2006-01-15                      MAKEHYPER(6)