Removal of precise wiggle

Case number:954892-996460
Topic:Developer Preview
Opened by:AsDawnBreaks
Status:Closed
Type:DevPrev Issue
Opened on:Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 22:52
Last modified:Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 03:22

3 players have already made the comment in the announcement that they don't like that the ability to use precise wiggle had been removed. I must agree. Wouldn't the precise wiggle get a higher score? Personally, removing a tool that works better (though not faster) doesn't make much sense. Along those lines, is the new algorithm (labeled as precise) being worked on to be suped up?

(Sat, 12/14/2013 - 22:52  |  4 comments)


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I agree: what is the point of removing precise wiggle? Make the less precise wiggle the default if you wish but leave players the choice.

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Please see: http://fold.it/portal/node/996208 (specially post #9) for reasons.

Dev: I appreciate that a decision and a choice was made in this instance. And that it goes toward more diversity and the need for less powerful machines to achieve it.

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I'm not sure that David Baker's comment should be interpreted to mean that precise wiggle is be avoided: rather that its early use can lead to premature optimization which is a bad thing. It seems a bit like the old Local Wiggle strategy (in the good old days when it worked!): players quickly found out that this was best left to the end. Same with precise wiggle: let's have the ability to use it if desired. Give us the choice!

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No longer relevant with the addition of NC, though it brings it's own issues along these lines...

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