Section: New Software and Platforms


Backgammon environment

Keyword: Artificial intelligence

Functional Description: This software program follows the openai gym API (https://gym.openai.com/), that is the interaction loop of reinforcement learning: the game is in a certain state, the agent selects an action, this action is simulated in the game, and the next state of the game as well as the return are returned to the agent. All these notions follows backgammon rules and should be understood as pertaining to the reinforcement learning vocabulary. As far as we are aware of, gym-backgammon is the only existing software of this type, and it is available in open source. Great care has been put into the debugging and the efficiency. This software program is developped in python. The inetraction is made according to a client-server model.