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Title: GoGrinder is a cross platform Java program for practicing go problems
Post by: Software Santa on June 23, 2011, 07:21:00 PM
GoGrinder is a cross platform Java program for practicing go problems

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GoGrinder is a Java program for practicing go problems. It uses problems in SGF format. 347 problems are included in the install, and thousands more are easily downloadable (pointers in the documentation).

GoGrinder is free software released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

If you like GoGrinder, please donate a few dollars. All donations go to the EFF.


    * Loads go problems that are stored in the standard SGF format.
    * Allows refutations of incorrect answers to be included in the problem files.
    * Remembers where you were when closed and restarted.
    * Can save progress through problem sets to file, so you can go work on a different set of problems, and then pick up where you left off.
    * Filters the available problems based on tags associated with the problems, e.g. Life and Death, Tesuji, etc.
    * Allows the selected problems to be sorted in various orders - by difficulty, random, etc.
    * Keeps statistics on the number of problems that have been correctly solved in the set, and long-term stats for each collection of problems.
    * Allows import and export of problem sets.
    * Allows editing of the current problem in an external SGF editor
    * Splits files containing multiple problems for use with GoGrinder.
    * Comes with 347 problems, ranging in difficulty from 25k - 4d.
    * Thousands more problems are available for free on the internet - links provided in the documentation.

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GoGrinder requires Java 1.4.2 or higher to run.

You can download the latest version of GoGrinder from the download page.

Problems to use with GoGrinder
It's very easy to add problems to your collection - just put the SGF files in a subdirectory of the GoGrinder problems directory. You can organize them into folders however you like - this will change how they are shown in the selection dialog. Many of the collections below will have multiple problems stored in one SGF file. Use the Split command to separate them so that they can be used with GoGrinder. (