Bitboard methods for games

Browne, Cameron B. (2014) Bitboard methods for games. ICGA Journal, 37(2), pp. 67-84.

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Bitboards allow the efficient encoding of games for computer play and the application of fast bitwiseparallel algorithms for common game-related operations. This article describes:

(1) a selection of bitboard techniques including an introduction to bitboards and bitwise operations;

(2) a classification scheme that distinguishes filter, query and update methods, and;

(3) a sampling of bitboard algorithms for a range of games other than chess, with notes on their performance and practical application.

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ID Code: 85005
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bitboards, Algorithms, Computer play, Games
ISSN: 1389-6911
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2015 22:54
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 22:00

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