Oh, wait, actually the best Wordle opener is not “crane”…

Oh, wait, actually the best Wordle opener is not “crane”…

A slight correction to the previous video, with some more details about how the best first word was chosen.
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Contents:
0:00 – The Bug
3:31 – How the best first guess is chosen
8:54 – Does this ruin the game?

Nice post by Jonathan Olson on optimal wordle algorithms:
https://jonathanolson.net/experiments/optimal-wordle-solutions

More on optimal strategies:
http://sonorouschocolate.com/notes/index.php?title=The_best_strategies_for_Wordle

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https://github.com/ManimCommunity/manim/

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