Hex Fusekipedia Hex, Havannah

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Hex Fusekipedia
  • struggler at 2017-08-29


    Some time ago I created an application that collects top hex players' games and presents opening moves frequencies, win ratios and their follow-ups. It was just for fun and learning but I thought that some of you might actually find it interesting and perhaps it could help people understand the game better. So if you have ever wondered which particular move is most often played or which has the highest winning probability, or maybe you would like to see which moves were played in your own games (there is a possiblity to easily download any player’s games), here it is:

    • if you have Python 3.x installed you can find it on my github page https://github.com/adrzystek/Hex-Fusekipedia
    • for those “not into Python” I uploaded the stand-alone version here https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/fusekipedia/Hex+Fusekipedia+v2.5.zip (so you don’t need any other program to run it, just unzip and run the .exe file); however, probably it works only on Windows operating system

    The app itself is very easy to use and should be intuitive but of course if you have any questions I’ll be happy to help.



  • Gwylim Ashley at 2017-08-30

    Thanks for making this, it looks great.

    Just to let you know, bs4 and tkinter are not part of the python standard library, so you may want to update your install instructions.

  • struggler at 2017-08-30

    Gwylim, thank you for the kind words.

    And thanks for correcting me – you are totally right about bs4 but I see that tkinter is actually listed in the Python standard library (https://docs.python.org/3.5/library/) - isn’t it the truth?

  • Gwylim Ashley at 2017-09-01

    Yeah, sorry, it seems you’re right. I was confused because my linux distribution (ubuntu) seems to have split tk to a different package, so I did actually have to install it separately.

  • Tommah at 2017-09-02

    That’s really cool.  Feel free to add a link to it on hexwiki.net.  Maybe make a release on GitHub and link to that.

    Have you considered storing the LG games on your own site and making your program download the games from there?

  • Tony at 2017-09-03

    This is a great application. Some time earlier Matt published a comparable online database for Hex opening moves, but unfortunately it disappeared.  This was the address: matt.stumpnet.net/hexdb.html 

    • In his user interface the percentages were put on the cells, which gave a more quick impression of the best moves. 
    • Further he included 2000+ players only. Maybe you could build-in a filter for top-level players? 
    • As of now there seem to be “only” 3880 games in the db. Do you expect more LG games can be added? 

    Cheers, Tony 

  • HappyHippo at 2017-09-03

    Tony, good news! My website is back up actually: www.mseymour.ca/hexdb.html

    The old one was actually on my friend’s domain, unfortunately he let his registration lapse. I only got around to getting my own host a few weeks ago.


  • Tasmanian Devil at 2017-09-03

    Looks good. One remark though: The swapped and non-swapped games for any given first move should perhaps be merged.

  • Gwylim Ashley at 2017-09-05

    The swapped and non-swapped games are merged when “With swap” is deselected (in that mode it just pretends the swapped move didn’t happen for games that had a swap).

  • Gwylim Ashley at 2017-09-05

    Incidentally, there is a bug in www.mseymour.ca/hexdb.html in that games which open in the center are double counted (it says there are 4 games but there are actually only 2 distinct ones). This is because it adds a rotated version of each game to account for symmetry, but a move on the center point is already symmetrical. It seems better to me to rotate each game to one canonical orientation rather than doubling them up, but it could also be fixed just dividing by 2 for that case.

  • Tasmanian Devil at 2017-09-05

    Hmmm, true. Somehow I got the impression that this did not quite work when I tried it both selected and deselected the first time. Thanks.

  • Gwylim Ashley at 2017-09-06

    There is another bug in www.mseymour.ca/hexdb.html in that it always defaults to the “With swap” mode on loading the page, regardless of whether the checkbox is checked (you may need to check and uncheck it to get it to work). This may have been the source of confusion.

  • HappyHippo at 2017-09-18

    I have updated my database with approximately 1900 more games, for about 4500 total. Most of the added games are more recent than the ones that were there previously. I also switched to have swap off by default. Have a look if you’re interested.

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