This package provides a specification for the Arimaa Engine Interface (AEI).
It also includes some tools for using engines that implement AEI. Including an
interface to the arimaa.com gameroom. A full description of AEI can be found in
The scripts included for working with an AEI engine are:
- A simple script that runs an engine and has it search a given position or move sequence.
- AEI controller that connects to the arimaa.com gameroom and plays a game.
- Keeps a bot making moves as needed in any postal games it is a participant in.
- Plays engines against each other in a round robin tournament.
- Very basic AEI engine, just plays random step moves.
Basic examples of using the scripts can be found in the file
The pyrimaa package also includes modules implementing the controller side of
the AEI protocol (
aei.py), the Arimaa position representation (as bitboards
board.py and x88 in
x88board.py), and a few utility functions for
handling Arimaa timecontrols (
If you have python2 and pip on your machine you can install the latest release with:
pip install aei
On an operating system with a system supplied python you probably want to keep
the aei install separate from your system installed packages. To accomplish
that you can use either a virtualenv or user install. A user install is done
simply by adding the
pip install --user aei
AEI may also be built and installed with
python setup.py install