Here's a picture:
Here's a link to the source.
The current version is 1.03. GQuiz requires
GTK+; I'm told at least
version 1.2.0 of GTK+ is needed.
GQuiz's usable now.
It's quite generic; all you need is a directory with a bunch of files,
one file per (problem,answer) pair, and a program that will display the
problem and answer. GQuiz just randomizes the order of the questions,
eliminates consecutive repetitions (except for the last question), and keeps
track of which ones you've gotten right "enough" times to eliminate
(temporarily) from the collection, allowing you to focus on the ones you're
finding more difficult and ones you haven't seen yet.
The rest of this web page is about go problems,
the subject I originally wrote gquiz to drill on. There is nothing
go-specific about gquiz however. To people not interested in go, this is
merely an example of how to use gquiz.
I currently use gquiz with problems in five different groups:
- There are the 30 problems Jan Van Der Steen made
, which came
to him through a Japanese advertisement. To the best of my knowledge
freely redistributable -
are in a format conveniently usable
with gquiz+cgoban 1.x. The problems are in SGF format.
- The ULI project has come up with some classical problems here. Most of
the collections appear as one big sgf file with tons of variations;
these to a format usable with gquiz (one file per problem), you can use this
- I also use gquiz with
You can get them in a format usable with
fast-starting browsers will work fine; galeon might be another
These are a little less convenient to use, but the collection is pretty nice.
- There are also the problems I've typed in from books. These are all in SGF
format, and semisadly, I can't give these away because
they comprise copyrighted collections. I display these problems using
gquiz+cgoban 1.x; this works out pretty well.
- And I use gquiz with these problems.
These too are copyrighted, but they're really good, and they load up quickly.
I haven't tried these, but they look promising
If someone types in some free problem collection(s) (perhaps some of
these), I'll happily put them up for ftp in
conjunction with gquiz - but be sure to check with the problem authors
before assuming the problems can be used for anything but private use.