Besides the basic ability of visualizing the board, saving game records in sgf format, and letting humans play against the AI, GoGui offers many interesting features for AI developers:
- A GTP engine can define analyze commands. This will extend GoGui with new custom commands that can be used to display information graphically on the board, or open dialog boxes to set engine parameters.
- Tools such as gogui-twogtp can be used to run matches between two programs and collect statistics.
Policy visualization with analyze commands:
Chess engine displaying its board:
Download and Install
Starting from version 1.5.2, GoGui is distributed as a zip file containing its source code as well as the compiled jars. In order to run GoGui, a Java Runtime Environment must be installed on your machine. The jars are located in the lib subdirectory. For linux, executable scripts are located in the bin subdirectory. Your operating system may make you jump through hoops to let you execute the code because of the security risk of running software downloaded from the internet.
Building from Source
Commands for building gogui from source in Ubuntu can be found in ubuntu_setup.sh. You may have to adjust this script to build on other systems.