Making of IbeatGarry.com

By Karlheinz Zoechling (‎gargamel‎) from Vienna.pm
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2007 12:45
Duration: 40 minutes
Target audience: Any
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The six degrees of separation in chess. How many steps are needed for a player to transitively beat Garry Kasparov, or any other player?

1.7 million games processed for a website, to perform live-search of shortest-path chains.

A hands-on experience of slightly unusual data mangling and web stuff, with Perl / CPAN providing the usual (almost) perfect glue.


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