I've applied multidimensional scaling to the infinite tiny hill and got some interesting results. MDS is a nonlinear dimensionality reduction method. Given a matrix of pairwise distances, it places points into N-dimensional space trying to obtain a configuration that matches that matrix as closely as possible. I use weighted L2 norm of the difference between the score vectors against the hill as a distance measure between two warriors. Resulting "warrior map" is attached. Four strategy clusters are evident:

And here is a map of the nano hill. I had to limit the number of warriors to about 80 to keep it readable. Can you identify meaningful strategy regions?

- Oneshots
- Handcoded papers
- Evolved papers
- Stones, Clear/Imps

And here is a map of the nano hill. I had to limit the number of warriors to about 80 to keep it readable. Can you identify meaningful strategy regions?